(Perth, Australia) – Black & Veatch, a leading global engineering, consulting and construction company, in association with Sinclair Knight Merz and Thiess, has been appointed to form an alliance with Water Corporation to manage the expansive Metro Wastewater Treatment Program in Perth, Western Australia.
“We’re looking forward to working with Water Corporation and our other alliance partners on this important program,” said Ralph Eberts, newly appointed Managing Director of Black & Veatch’s Asia Pacific water business. “We are committed to the success of the alliance and to providing solutions for the water challenges that Perth is facing now and in the future.”
The Government of Western Australia recently announced that it will provide Aus$ 352 million (270 million USD) to upgrade the three largest wastewater treatment plants in metropolitan Perth, one of the most significant projects ever to be undertaken in Western Australia. It is also the first time in the state that a project of this size will have conducted work simultaneously on all three sites. The alliance will provide program management, planning, engineering, procurement and construction services over an initial period of five years.
“There is a tremendous array of talent and experience within the four alliance partners, and we have carefully selected individual team members to form the alliance team,” said Nick Townsend of Black & Veatch, the alliance manager for the Metro Program. “Now as a team we are committed to delivering the program’s objectives, enhancing value to Water Corporation assets and ensuring a positive legacy for generations.”