Ferrovial subsidiaries Broadspectrum and Cadagua have secured their first contract for the design and construction of water and wastewater treatment facilities in Australia and New Zealand using an end-to-end integrated solution model.
The contract has been awarded by Water Corporation WA. It involves the design and construction of an energy recovery facility, including a HV transformer and HV supply system, at the Beenyup Wastewater Treatment Plant in Perth, Western Australia.
Under the terms of the contract, the two companies will upgrade the treatment plant to recover biogas to send to a power generation plant by removing hydrogen sulphide, water and siloxane.
The facility is expected to be operational in April 2019, and will include a one-year operations and maintenance services contract, with an option to extend for five years.
Broadspectrum provides asset improvement and facility maintenance services to several customers, including SA Water, Gippsland Water, Water Corporation, Queensland Urban Utilities and South East Water in Australia, and Watercare and Far North District Council in New Zealand.
Cadagua provides design, process engineering, construction and operation services to water, wastewater and advanced water treatment and desalination plants in Europe, America and the Middle East.
Earlier in 2017, Broadspectrum and Cadagua had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly pursue water projects in Australia and New Zealand.
Broadspectrum urban infrastructure CEO Sandra Dodds had said at the time of signing of the MoU: “We are very excited about the opportunity to work within our group of companies, with Cadagua, and combine their process engineering and operations capability with Broadspectrum’s local presence and track record in asset improvement and maintenance.”
Cadagua director Pablo Riesco said that the company will contribute to the growth of the Ferrovial Group in the Australian hydro infrastructure market by providing advanced technical solutions which are sustainable, innovative and profitable.