A joint venture between Clough and French company Suez has been awarded a contract to construct the second stage of the Advanced Water Recycling Plant in Craigie, Western Australia.
The contract has been awarded by Water Corporation and while the exact value was not confirmed, in July last year Water Corporation announced that they expected the contract would be $232 million.
The construction of this expansion by the Clough JV will double the capacity of the Advanced Water Recycling Plant, which will enable it to treat and recycle up to 28 billion litres of wastewater a year.
The expansion project will also include the construction of a 13-kilometre pipeline and recharge sites in Wanneroo and Neerabup.
Clough Chief Executive Peter Bennett spoke about winning this major project;
“We are delighted to receive this award from the Water Corporation”
“This development is critical to Water Corp’s objective to reduce reliance on rainfall and to ensure every Western Australian has the water services to sustain the Western Australian lifestyle.”
About 90 percent of the work is expected to be subcontracted by the Clough JV. Western Australia Water Minister Dave Kelly has also stated that he expects the project to create 170 construction jobs for locals.
“The South West of our state continues to be impacted by climate change, and groundwater replenishment is a key project in the Water Corporation’s plans to secure water supplies in response to the drying climate.”
“When the expansion is complete, the Groundwater Replenishment Scheme in Craigie will have the capacity to supply up to 100,000 Perth households.”