Western Treatment Plant Capacity Increase Project
The Western Treatment Plant (WTP) is at capacity and needs to be augmented to ensure that Melbourne Water continues to meet its obligations with respect to
- managing the growth in forecasted influent flows and loads at WTP
- complying with Melbourne Waters Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPAV) licence, in particular the effluent ammonia licence limit and the target for discharge of total nitrogen load for emissions into Port Phillip Bay
- supplying recycled water to its customers.
The WTP Treatment Capacity Increase project represents the second stage in a three stage programme of works to augment capacity at the WTP. It involves the delivery of a new 140 ML/d nitrogen removal plant at the WTP, fed from Pond 1 at 55E lagoon.
A two phase procurement process was developed for the delivery of this project. Phase 1 involved the selection of three teams from an open market process to develop functional designs and capital and operating cost estimates of their proposed solutions.
Phase 1 - the Design Development Phase - allowed the teams to optimise their designs and mitigate risk, and for Melbourne Water to refine its own requirements and gain a better understanding of viable solutions. All three teams took the opportunity to undertake pilot trials at the WTP to inform their designs. Phase 1 has recently ended.
Phase 2 - the Delivery Phase - involves the selection of one of the three teams (following a tender process) for the detailed design, construction, commissioning, proof of performance and attendance through the defects liability period of the full scale treatment process solution. Tender documents for Phase 2 are scheduled to be issued by Melbourne Water in June 2016 once the Business Case is approved by the Victorian Treasurer.
The minimum level of local content set for this project is 80%.
The new asset is required to be in service by the end of 2018 and will be located north of the 55E Lagoon.
HOW TO REGISTER AN EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI)
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