John Holland JV awarded $130M water recycling upgrade

A John Holland SUEZ Beca joint venture has been selected to upgrade South East Water’s Boneo Water Recycling Treatment Plant to provide a sustainable water recycling process for the Mornington Peninsula.

The agreement includes a $130 million capital investment to design and build the plant to cater for future growth in the region and a further contract to operate and maintain the facility.

The project aims to provide low-energy nutrient removal and energy recovery processes to help South East Water achieve a 45 per cent emissions reduction target by 2025.

Technology and automation will be used on the project to provide a high level of operations and maintenance practices.

John Holland Executive General Manager Vic/SA/Tas and NZ Trevor Hall said the company believes in this project as one that will improve lives.

“The construction of the Boneo Water Recycling Plant upgrade will help to future proof the Mornington Peninsula’s ongoing water recycling needs and maximise energy recovery to provide a sustainable solution for the environment,” Mr Hall said.

“We are committed to delivering an optimised program with a focus on safety and culture for our people and providing best value for South East Water’s customers”.

SUEZ Australia and New Zealand CEO David Lamy said the company is proud to see SUEZ’s experience introduce technology to the Australian water industry.

“We are looking forward to working with the local community to transform wastewater into a valuable new resource by introducing SUEZ’s own innovative and energy efficient process solutions to Australia for the very first time,” Mr Lamy said.

Beca Water General manager Clive Rundle said he is looking forward to working with South East Water to create this wastewater infrastructure.

“Beca provides sustainable design solutions to the water industry and will be bringing the latest in Building Information Modelling and Virtual Reality technology to help bring this project to life,” Mr Rundle said.

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