Water Journal : Water Journal August 2013
WATER AUGUST 2013 "MAK Water operates a dozen desalination plants in the Pilbara region for industrial and drinking water supply for clients such as Woodside, Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton. In the past we have also run the management of the water systems for the Chevron Gorgon project on Barrow Island servicing a population of 4,500," Andy Byk said. Exports account for 15 per cent of MAK Water's trade, with products exported to the offshore gas industry and clients based in Kazakhstan, Mongolia and the Paci c Islands, where MAK Water provides desalination services for the Nauru Detention Centre. MAK Water acquired 100 per cent of Clearmake as of 1 July 2013. Clearmake manufactures water treatment and recycling systems that enable industrial wastewater and harvested stormwater to be recycled for commercial and industrial applications. Clearmake has developed the technology locally and has over 4,000 systems in operation throughout Australia. They have extensive exposure to the coal seam gas sector, where they have recently supplied condensate recycling systems to Santos for its GLNG project. MAK Water CEO Andy Byk said that the acquisition was part of MAK Water's strategy to develop its capabilities on the east coast and provided additional value through MAK's ability to better support Clearmake's customers through its Perth, Karratha, Melbourne and Adelaide service of ces. "Clearmake's water recycling products will enhance MAK Water's existing capabilities in desalination and wastewater treatment and enable both MAK Water and Clearmake to support each other's products in new geographical markets. The scarcity of water is a topical issue in WA and is driving innovation in industrial and commercial sectors to look at every option to recycle water" Andy Byk said. LEND LEASE COMMENCES OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE CONTRACT WITH COLIBAN WATER Lend Lease's infrastructure services business has commenced a contract to manage the operations and maintenance of Coliban Water's water and wastewater networks. Lend Lease will perform all water operations and civil, electrical and mechanical maintenance. The contract scope includes the operation of the majority of Coliban Water's 31 treatment plants. Services will be delivered on a 24/7 basis and will include treatment plant and network operations, planned and reactive maintenance. The contract commenced on 1 July 2013 and is for four years, with the option to extend the term of the contract to a maximum of 14 years. The Coliban Water networks cover a 16,550 square kilometre area of north-central Victoria, servicing 49 towns. The networks include 35 reservoirs and water storage basins, 31 treatment plants and 2,368 kilometres of water mains. Lend Lease's infrastructure services business Executive Director, Ashley Mason, said, "Our business provides services to major water assets and water network operators in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and New Zealand. We are looking forward to supporting Coliban Water in continuing to deliver a high level of service to around 140,000 residents."
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