Zinfra recently negotiated a new contract with client, TasWater, to deliver the Regional Towns Water Supply Program – Work Package Two.
Zinfra’s Senior Project Manager, Peter McLean, explained the path to success with this contract, “Zinfra was shortlisted from an Expression of Interest (EOI) we submitted in late January to go through a two month Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) phase during which we prepared a preliminary design for the project. With the EOI and ECI phase we had the opportunity to show the client that we had the right team to deliver the work.”
The Regional Towns Supply Program is a $40 million dollar program to upgrade drinking water supplies in small towns and communities across Tasmania. The aim of this program is to provide ‘safe’ water that consistently meets Australian Drinking Water Guidelines quality standards.
Working in the towns of Epping Forest, Colebrook and Judbury, Zinfra is responsible for the planning, design, construction and commissioning of approximately 50 kilometres of water pipeline infrastructure.
This infrastructure includes five reservoirs, seven booster/transfer pumping stations and four re-chlorination stations. There are over 26 horizontal directional drills shots required on this project with an average length of 150 metres, and elevation differences of over 450 metres along the pipeline route.
A broad range of capabilities and national footprint mean TasWater is confident Zinfra has the capacity and skills to deliver this project and will meet their critical milestones by using its Tasmania-based employees and contractors, with support from Zinfra’s interstate crews if required.
On announcement of the program TasWater Chairman Miles Hampton said, “TasWater acknowledges there is a lot of work to do but we are committed to ensuring all our customers will be able to drink water straight from the tap by the end of August next year.”
Zinfra crews have already started delivering this work and aim to meet the completion date of March 2018.
Photo-Left to Right: Miles Hampton- Chairman TasWater, Robert McKaige- KBR, Adrian Blinman- Trility/Hydramet, Tim Gardner- Stornoway, Ben Gliwa- Zinfra and Peter Barwick- Water Industry Solutions.