Veolia Water Australia Pty Ltd is seeking general expressions of interest from suitably qualified contractors for works on QGC’s three water treatment plants in the Surat Basin (Kenya WTP, Woleebee Creek WTP, Windibri WTP).

Under the 20-year contract Veolia will operate and maintain the plants, which will treat groundwater produced alongside natural gas. QGC is investing more than $1 billion in infrastructure to treat this generally unused salty water for use by agriculture, industry and towns. From June 2013 Veolia Water electricians, instrument technicians, plant operators and water engineers will operate and maintain ultrafiltration, ion exchange, reverse osmosis and brine concentration equipment in addition to pump stations and electrical substations.

The two main water treatment plants to be maintained and operated are under construction at sites known as Kenya and Woleebee Creek, about 35 km from Chinchilla and Wandoan respectively. These facilities will have a combined capacity to treat about 200 megalitres a day or about 80 Olympic-sized swimming pools during peak production. A smaller, 6-megalitre treatment plant is already operating at QGCs Windibri site near Chinchilla, providing water to Cameby Downs coal mine and Condamine Power Station.

Submissions close on the 30th of June 2014.

For more information see the tender webpage.

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