With an eye to the future our water team has recently completed the delivery of an upgrade of the Bundamba Wastewater Treatment Plant to improve the flood resilience of the site as well as cater for a growing population around Ipswich, west of Brisbane.

The project was delivered on behalf of our client Urban Utilities. 

The Bundamba Treatment Plant is Ipswich's largest treatment plant, receiving wastewater from more than 133,000 people every day.

This project comprised a range of works to renew and upgrade major components of the plant, including renewing the inlet works, ensuring flood resilience, implementing a new septage and sludge receival facility, a new odour handling system, as well as minor improvements in the dewatering, chemical receival bunding, and Final Settling Tank (FST) areas.

During the construction of this project our team implemented a number of innovations, including the installation of a prefabricated switchroom. The almost 50-tonne switchroom was fabricated off site then lifted into place early one morning using a 350-tonne crane.

'The outcomes this delivered for the project was a safer delivery method, a quicker installation time and less risk for everyone concerned,' said Andrew Draper, General Manager Strategy and Development for Ventia's Water Business. 

Watch the video below learn more about this project.



Read more about the project in a recent edition of Sustainability Matters


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