The agreement has an initial five year term, but may extend up to a decade. Yarra Valley Water‘s general manager, Chris Brace, said the company is delighted with the partnership.
“These agreements reflect our commitment to fostering deep relationships with our partners for the long-term benefit of our capital delivery ecosystem and ultimately our customers,” he said.
By partnering with these industry-leading companies, Yarra Valley Water hopes to find more innovative ways to service its customers and the community. Jacobs and Ripple will work closely with Yarra Valley Water as it develops its capital program across water, sewer, treatment and non-drinking water services. They will also share their engineering expertise to ensure these upcoming capital works are delivered as smoothly as possible.
“Our capital program is shaping up to be bigger than ever and having two engineering services partners bringing their expertise and unique perspectives will be highly valued,” Brace said.
“Their work will focus on the production of functional and detailed designs, but will also include elements of planning, permitting, construction advice, tendering, and asset management support.”
Jacobs‘ senior vice president and general manager Keith Lawson said he is committed to helping Yarra Valley Water realise its vision.
“This will be enabled by leveraging our world-leading end-to-end water infrastructure capabilities and strategic advisory solutions to deliver an enduring positive legacy on the community and environment,” he stated.
More information on the partnership can be found on the Yarra Valley Water website.