John Holland-KBR Joint Venture awarded contract extension for water infrastructure projects

The John Holland-KBR Joint Venture has been awarded a two-year extension to its Framework Agreement with Melbourne Water for the delivery of capital works projects in Melbourne.

In 2013 John Holland-KBR Joint Venture was selected as one of two preferred service providers by Melbourne Water to deliver a capital work program focused on renewing and upgrading essential water assets. Under the extension, the Joint Venture will continue to provide design and construction services to Melbourne Water until mid-2018.

Over the past three years, the John Holland-KBR team has delivered, or is in the process of delivering, 45 infrastructure projects with a combined value of more than $200m.

John Holland VIC/SA/TAS/NZ Regional General Manager, Trevor Hall, said the contract extension is clear evidence of the Joint Venture’s combined expertise in water infrastructure.

“We’re proud to be able to continue this important work on behalf of Melbourne Water, delivering vital water infrastructure for the Melbourne community,” Mr Hall said.

John Holland Executive General Manager, Infrastructure, Jim Salmon, said it is great news that the successful partnership can continue.

“We look forward furthering our a strong, long term relationship with Melbourne Water,” Mr Salmon said.

KBR President APAC, Greg Conlon said the extension is testament to the Joint Venture’s ability to efficiently execute complex projects.

“The John Holland-KBR team in collaboration with Melbourne Water has delivered a wide range of important infrastructure project for the region including water and sewer pipeline renewals, treatment plant upgrades, civil and road works and reservoir improvements,” Mr Conlon said.

John Holland has constructed more than 2,500 infrastructure projects in Australia alone. Meanwhile, KBR has been involved in the delivery of over $6b of water infrastructure in Australia over the last decade.

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