Water Journal : Water Journal September 2014
16 Industry News water SEPTEMBER 2014 JOHN HOLLAND AWARDED $25 MILLION WATER PROJECT John Holland has been awarded the $25 million Googong Water Recycling Plant project in the Googong township located 16km south-east of Parliament House in Canberra. Under the contract, John Holland will design, supply, install and commission the first stage water recycling plant on behalf of Googong Township Pty Ltd, a joint venture between CIC Australia Limited (formerly Canberra Investment Corporation Limited) and Mirvac. Group Managing Director, Glenn Palin, said that the award reflects John Holland’s industry-leading skills in the delivery of water and wastewater infrastructure. “We’re very proud to be part of a project that will deliver water and wastewater services to Googong, reduce potable water consumption by about 62 per cent and see well over half the township’s wastewater recycled,” he said. Googong is a new township located on a 750-hectare Greenfield site and upon completion will contain approximately 5,500 residences and supporting educational, commercial and recreational facilities. A fundamental component of the development is the design and construction of the Integrated Water Cycle Network, including the Googong Water Recycling Plant, to collect and treat the town’s wastewater to re-use standard, then reticulate this recycled water for non-potable residential and irrigation re-use. On completion, Googong’s 16,000 residents will use less water than just 6,500 residents would normally use in an average Australian community. The project is planned to commence onsite in September and scheduled for completion in January 2016. At the peak onsite works the project workforce is expected to reach 30 people. KIWI ENVIRONMENTAL INNOVATION RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL HONOURS Beca has been awarded Global Winner for the Design Projects Category of the 2014 International Water Association (IWA) Global Project Innovation Awards Competition. The design work on Contact Energy’s Wairakei bioreactor is a Kiwi innovation and the only New Zealand winner announced at the internationally recognised 2014 IWA Global Project Innovation Awards in Portugal. Jointly developed by Beca and Contact, the bioreactor has been designed to improve the quality of water that is discharged from the iconic Wairakei geothermal power station into the Waikato River by reducing hydrogen sulphide (H2S) discharges by harnessing the power of billions of naturally occurring sulphide-oxidising bacteria endemic to the Waikato River. To date, the bioreactor is reducing H2S in the cooling water discharges by almost 8,000 kilograms per week. It is also on track to achieving the August 2016 milestone of an overall reduction of 95 per cent. The IWA Global Project Innovation Awards is a prestigious global competition that recognises and celebrates innovation and excellence in water engineering projects around the world. The Wairakei bioreactor was recently given the accolade of Gold Award of Excellence at the ACENZ (Association of Consulting Engineers) 2014 INNOVATE NZ Awards and entered for the IChemE Awards 2014 in recognition of chemical engineering innovation and excellence. Last year it was also awarded the Energy Project of the Year and Environmental Excellence awards at the 2013 Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards (NZ), and received the 2013 New Zealand Engineering Excellence Award in the Chemical, Bio and Food category. Big on Availability We are the world’s largest manufacturer of progressing cavity pumps. So it’s not surprising that we also offer over 3,000,000 high quality, precision-engineered parts that fit in other brands of progressing cavity pumps. With comprehensive inventories held throughout our international facilities and global distribution network, this provides fast turnaround to keep your pumps and processes running at peak efficiency. www.bigonUP.com/AW1 | Tel: 1800-333-138 | email@example.com The Wairakei bioreactor.
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