John Holland has been awarded the contract by WaterNSW to design build, operate and maintain a new 270-kilometre water supply pipeline from the River Murray in Wentworth to Broken Hill.
The John Holland MPC Group Joint Venture will design and build the pipeline, as well as pumping facilities, water storage and power supply, at a total project cost of $467 million.
The John Holland TRILITY Joint Venture will then commence operations and maintenance of the pipeline for a fixed price 20-year contract sum of $107.3 million.
Chief Executive Officer Joe Barr said they look forward to once again partnering with WaterNSW to deliver this important project.
“It will supply up to 37.4 megalitres of a peak daily demand of raw water to Essential Water in Broken Hill as the local water provider. Our efficient design ensured the best outcomes in terms of pipe sizes and pumping stations,” said Mr. Barr.
“We are focused on maximising the short-term benefits locally. The project is forecast to spend $50 million in the local area and employ 150 local people from a peak workforce of around 500.”
Detailed planning and design will commence immediately, with construction to start in early 2018.