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Stirloch to construct new drinking water treatment plant in Australia

Australian engineering company Stirloch has been awarded a AUS$9.8 million (€7m) contact to construct a water treatment plant in New South Wales.

The Nabiac water treatment plant is part of a AUS$34.6 million Nabiac Inland Dune Aquifer Water Supply project, which is planned to deliver a second water supply to the area.

The plant was commissioned by Australian water utility MidCoast Water, which chose Stirloch as the constructer after an extensive process to ensure best value and demonstrated capability, reports Great Lakes Advocate news site.

“The other pleasing news is that the tender assessment process resulted in a reduction in the planned budget for the project in the order of AUS$800,000,” said John Turner, chairman at MidCoast Water

“When operational, the Nabiac system will allow us to reduce the volume of water we extract from the Manning River during times of low flow, which both improves water security and environmental outcomes for our communities,” MidCoast Water’s general manager Ken Gouldthorp added.

The Nabiac project consists of three main components, which include the establishment of an extensive bore network, a water treatment plant approximately five kilometres southeast of the Nabiac township, and a pumping station at Darawank. 

Both the bore network and pumping station elements of the project have been completed.

The project is supported by an Australian government allocation of AUS$9.43 million under the National Stronger Regions Fund and a New South Wales government allocation of AUS$2.47 million under the Restart NSW programme.