SA Water said five major companies have signed to be its construction partners and will start delivering major projects as of July.
The companies will work collaboratively with SA Water to deliver its $1.6 billion capital program over the next four years on projects to improve water and sewerage services across the state.
On 29 June, major framework agreements – each valued at up to $500 million – were signed between SA water and Fulton Hogan Utilities, a joint venture (JV) of John Holland and Guidera O’Connor and a JV comprising McConnell Dowell and Diona.
The agreements will see packages of work awarded progressively if rigorous performance standards are maintained.
SA Water Chief Executive David Ryan said the major partners will begin delivering projects from the first week of July.
“Each of our new major framework delivery partners brings skills and experience they will share with our people as they co-manage programs of works, to ensure our customers benefit from improved service reliability and quality,” said Mr Ryan.
“Combining leading construction sector expertise with the design, project management and water industry expertise of SA Water and our front end engineering and client organisation partner KBR and Aurecon who have also signed on for the next four years, will ensure we continue to make prudent and well-rounded decisions.
“Together, we will deliver a diverse portfolio of projects over the next four years which includes dam upgrades, water tank refurbishments, water main replacements, sewerage network upgrades and water treatment process changes, with work spread across both the metropolitan area and regions.
“Our partners are ready to begin delivering our new capital program at the start of next month, which will push work into the market when it is needed most.”
Approximately six minor framework agreements will also be awarded in the coming months to cover smaller work programs, with up to $44 million of work to be allocated to the successful tenderers over the four year period.
The minor framework agreements’ activities will include regional water main replacements, rehabilitation of sewerage assets and physical or electronic security such as fencing and CCTV.
For more information visit the SA Water website.
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