UGL today announced the award of a $100 million contract by Shoalhaven City Council as part of Stage 1B of the Council’s Reclaimed Water Management Scheme (REMS).
Shoalhaven City Council’s REMS aims to maximise the use of reclaimed water for beneficial purposes, rather than disposing of it into the environment. REMS 1B is the single biggest public works project to be undertaken by Shoalhaven City Council and will see reclaimed water from the Nowra and Bomaderry Sewage Treatment Plants connect to the existing scheme. The connection of reclaimed water from the upgraded sewage treatment plants in Stage 1B to the REMS distribution system will effectively double the daily reclaimed water supply managed by the scheme.
Scope of works to be undertaken by UGL includes:
- Upgrade to Nowra and Bomaderry sewage treatment plants
- Design and construction of a pipeline under Shoalhaven River connecting the Bomaderry sewage treatment plant to the Nowra sewage treatment plant
The contract is expected to be completed over a two year period with works commencing in late August 2016.
UGL CEO Ross Taylor said: “We are pleased to have been selected by Shoalhaven City Council to deliver this important project in the ongoing sustainable future for the growing Shoalhaven community. An innovative and collaborative approach has been taken between UGL and the Council in relation to the project, and we look forward to working with the Council in successful delivery of Stage 1B of the scheme.”
Director of Shoalhaven Water, Carmel Krogh, said: “As the largest project undertaken by Shoalhaven City Council, REMS 1B has involved a rigorous tender process that has now been finalised. The review of tenders has been ongoing since February this year and we are pleased to announce that UGL has been selected through this process. We are looking forward to working with UGL to deliver a high quality project and showcase Shoalhaven’s leadership in this field.”