CIMIC Group firms selected for TasWater’s capital works

WCN Editorial Team 11 Dec 2018 OCEANIA ENERGY & UTILITIES

UGL and CPB Contractors, belonging to Australia’s engineering services company CIMIC Group, have been selected by Tasmania’s water and sewage utility TasWater for a capital works programme to support and develop water and wastewater infrastructure and major regional water projects in Tasmania.

A joint venture between UGL and CPB Contractors will generate revenue to CIMIC Group of more than A$600m ($432m) over an initial four-year period.

UGL, CPB Contractors and TasWater intend to establish an alliance to deliver infrastructure planning, project development and delivery of capital works across TasWater’s regional asset network in Tasmania.

This includes water and wastewater treatment plants; water networks; dams and water storage; and general asset renewal programmes.

CIMIC Group CEO Michael Wright said: “The unique combination of UGL’s expertise in the water sector and CPB Contractors’ experience in major project design and construction projects position us strongly to partner with Taswater to deliver world-class infrastructure to the communities of Tasmania.”

UGL managing director Jason Spears said: “We are excited to have the opportunity to partner with Taswater to develop and deliver vital water infrastructure across its network of assets.

“We will leverage our water industry capability to optimise infrastructure planning, project development and capital delivery.”

Currently, UGL and CPB Contractors are working in partnership to deliver the Western Treatment Plant Stage Two Upgrade for Melbourne Water in Victoria, as well as several rail and infrastructure projects across Australia.

CPB Contractors managing director Juan Santamaria said: “Both CPB Contractors and UGL have successfully delivered a range of water projects in Australia for more than 50 years.

“We are really looking forward to bringing the CIMIC Group’s expertise to benefit Taswater and the people of Tasmania.”

In October 2018, CPB Contractors was selected by the Australian and NSW governments to deliver the next stage of The Northern Road upgrade project between Luddenham and Glenmore Park.

The construct-only contract with Roads and Maritime Services, to be delivered as part of the A$1.6bn The Northern Road upgrade project, will generate revenue of approximately A$170m for CPB Contractors.

Construction is expected to commence in 2019 and conclude in 2022.

The Northern Road upgrade project will upgrade road infrastructure between Littlefields Road in Luddenham and Glenmore Parkway in Glenmore Park.

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Image: CIMIC Group firms selected for TasWater’s capital works. Photo: Courtesy of CIMIC Group Limited.

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