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KBR & partners: Advanced wastewater treatment plant

By Gerald Ondrey |

KBR, Inc. (Houston; www.kbr.com) has been appointed to an alliance that will design and build one of the world’s largest advanced tertiary wastewater treatment plants for Melbourne Water in Melbourne, Australia. The plant, which will use an advanced treatment process, currently treats about 40% of Melbourne’s sewage and is Australia’s largest activated-sludge plant. The tertiary treatment process will use ozone and biological media filtration, to reduce color, odor and suspended solids, followed by secondary ozonation, while ultraviolet radiation and chlorine will be used for disinfection. The project, valued at $330 million, will include a major upgrade to Melbourne Water’s Eastern Treatment Plant, and aims to treat an average of 380 ML/d, peaking at around 700 ML. KBR will provide detailed engineering design and documentation, environmental services, and technical advice during construction, commissioning. The Eastern Tertiary Alliance, which includes Melbourne Water, KBR, Black & Veatch, Baulderstone and UGL Infrastructure, will deliver this new facility at Melbourne Water’s Eastern Treatment Plant, expected to be completed in 2012. The project upgrades are designed to improve the quality of treated…
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