South East Water has appointed the John Holland SUEZ Beca joint venture to upgrade South East Water’s Boneo Water Recycling Treatment Plant and deliver an innovative, safe and sustainable water recycling process for the Mornington Peninsula.
The project will incorporate leading low-energy nutrient removal and energy recovery processes to help South East Water achieve its emissions reductions target of 45 per cent by 2025, and will have the potential for the Plant to become carbon positive.
The latest available technology, including automation, will be used to achieve world-class operations and maintenance practices.
“John Holland believes in this project as one that improve lives and makes a difference. 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,” Trevor Hall, John Holland Executive General Manager Vic/SA/Tas & NZ 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” Trevor said.
David Lamy, CEO of Water for SUEZ in Australia & New Zealand, is proud to see SUEZ’s global experience, paired with local know-how and operations excellence, introduce ground-breaking technology to the Australian Water industry and Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula.
“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” David said.
Clive Rundle, the General Manager of Beca’s Water business, is looking forward to his team working with South East Water to create this important piece of 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,” Clive said.
The agreement includes a circa AUD130M capital investment for the consortium to design and build the plant ensuring it caters for future growth in the region, and a further contract for its operations and maintenance.
About John Holland
John Holland is up for the challenge of transforming lives.
From humble beginnings almost 70 years ago, John Holland has been driving positive change in Australia, and is now the nation’s leading infrastructure and property company. From Parliament House to the Alice to Darwin Rail Link, from the MCG’s Great Southern Stand to Sydney Metro, we’ve had a hand in the Australia we all know today. We are currently involved in delivering all of Australia’s largest infrastructure projects. Whatever we face, the heart of what we do is creating people-centred solutions to complex challenges and opportunities. We think deeply about what we do and how it affects communities. We push boundaries and innovate, gain trust through our actions and whatever the project, we’re in it for the long, long term.
With 90 000 people on the five continents, SUEZ is a world leader in smart and sustainable resource management. We make the best use of water and waste by providing smart and sustainable resource management solutions for towns, cities, business and industry. In Australia & New Zealand, we help supply seven million people with safe drinking water and divert 1.2 million tonnes of waste from landfill every year. Find out more at www.suez.com.au.
Beca is an employee-owned engineering and professional services firm with a history of nearly 100 years, and we’ve called Australia home since the progressive 1970s. We offer traditional engineering consultancy services, as well as a range of advisory services, including architecture, planning, project and cost management, land information, valuations and software services. Our team of around 3,500 people work across the Asia-Pacific and in many markets including industrial, buildings, government, defence, water, transport and power.
Upgrading the Boneo Water Recycling Plant builds on Beca’s work in Australia and with the client. Previous projects to ensure a safe, clean and efficient water supply to the region include the five-year South East Water capital works programme, and work on the Victorian Desalination Plant.
Our purpose is to make everyday better for the people, communities and clients we work with. And our values of care, partnership, tenacity and enjoyment are more than just words, we hire by them and live by them day to day.