DELIVERING A SAFE AND RELIABLE DESALINATION WATER SUPPLY TO VICTORIA
The Victorian Desalination Plant, based near Wonthaggi, provides a rainfall-independent source of drinking water to Melbourne and some regional communities.
It can supply up to 450 MLD of drinking water per day, or about 30% of Melbourne’s water requirements.
The Victorian Government contracted the AquaSure consortium, which brings together SUEZ and Thiess to finance, design, build, operate and maintain the plant for 30 years.
Commissioned in December 2012, the Victorian Desalination Project features an advanced environmentally sustainable design and includes a two-pass reverse osmosis desalination process plant, marine structures and tunnels, 84km underground water transfer pipeline, 87km underground power supply and 225ha ecological reserve.
This $A3.5 billion project is a public-private partnership that has delivered the biggest desalination plant in Australia and one of the biggest reverse osmosis plants in the world. It sets new global benchmarks in both engineering excellence and ecological integration of a water treatment facility, delivering substantial innovation in energy efficiency and best-practices in ecological integration. It is truly a showcase for the global water industry.
400 Lower Powlett Rd, Wonthaggi, VIC 3995
Tel: 03 5671 9000