31ST JULY 2009 - AQUASURE TO DELIVER AUSTRALIA'S MOST ADVANCED DESALINATION PLANT
Water Minister Tim Holding will today meet with the AquaSure team, who has pledged to deliver the most technically advanced, environmentally sensitive and energy efficient desalination facility in Australia
The pledge follows yesterday's announcement by the Victorian Government of AquaSure as the winning bidder for the $3.5 billion Victorian Desalination Project, to be delivered as a Public Private Partnership (PPP). The project will be one of the largest PPPs in the world and demonstrates Victoria's leadership in the delivery of privately funded projects.
AquaSure brings together three world leaders: SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT through its affiliate Degrémont, world leader in desalination technology; Thiess, one of Australia's largest and most trusted construction and services companies; and Macquarie Capital, the world's strongest and most experienced infrastructure advisor.
2009 - PERTH DESALINATION PLANT PASSES THE 100 BILLION LITRES OF WATER MARK
Perth's groundbreaking seawater desalination plant at Kwinana has reached a major milestone with more than 100 billion litres of water reaching customers taps from the plant following its commissioning in early 2007. Water Corporation Chief Executive Sue Murphy said today that Australia's first major desalination plant had well and truly lived up to expectations and was now destined to play a major role for years into the future by consistently supplying about 17 per cent of the drinking water used by three quarters of the Western Australian community. The plant was built by a consortia led by Degremont and is operated by Degremont and WA Water Corporation.