Water utility awards contracts worth AU$400m

A major Queensland utility has awarded two sewer renewal and upgrade contracts with a combined value of AU$400 million over five years.

Queensland Urban Utilities awarded the major contracts to John Holland and Fulton Hogan, respectively, to renew and upgrade metropolitan and regional sewage facilities in southeast Queensland.

John Holland’s contract is for the Regional Treatment Plants Program, while Fulton Hogan’s contract is for the Metro Treatment Plants program.

The contracts are part of the utility’s implementation of the project management approach (PMA), an operating model built on providing new capabilities, enhancing core business operations and building capabilities to assist personnel to perform their roles effectively.

“Ultimately, we see the PMA operating model as providing a new generation of industry leading performance in the water industry in Australia,” said Queensland Urban Utilities General Manager of Infrastructure Delivery Michael Kahler.

“Since 2017, we have successfully changed from a responsive only project management model, to one which creates shared value for us, our customers and our stakeholders.

“We’re currently delivering around AU$168 million of capital projects under the PMA approach, and we have already achieved efficiencies in certain areas of up to 15 per cent.

“We’re very excited that John Holland and Fulton Hogan are joining us as we continue the roll out of sewage facility renewals over the next five years and we look forward to working with the industry to future-proof the sewerage network for the benefit of our customers and communities.”

For more information visit the Queensland Urban Utilities website.

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First published 29 May 2019.

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