John Holland SUEZ Beca Joint Venture secures South East Water Boneo Water Recycling Plant upgrade

South East Water has appointed the John Holland SUEZ Beca joint venture to upgrade South East Water’s Boneo Water Recycling Treatment Plant and deliver an innovative, safe and sustainable water recycling process for the Mornington Peninsula.

The project will incorporate leading low-energy nutrient removal and energy recovery processes to help South East Water achieve its emissions reductions target of 45 per cent by 2025, and will have the potential for the Plant to become carbon positive.

The latest available technology, including automation, will be used to achieve world-class operations and maintenance practices.

“John Holland believes in this project as one that improve lives and makes a difference. The construction of the Boneo Water Recycling Plant upgrade will help to future proof the Mornington Peninsula’s ongoing water recycling needs and maximise energy recovery to provide a sustainable solution for the environment,” Trevor Hall, John Holland Executive General Manager Vic/SA/Tas & NZ said. 

“We are committed to delivering an optimised program with a focus on safety and culture for our people and providing best value for South East Water’s customers” Trevor said.

David Lamy, CEO of Water for SUEZ in Australia & New Zealand, is proud to see SUEZ’s global experience, paired with local know-how and operations excellence, introduce ground-breaking technology to the Australian Water industry and Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula.

“We are looking forward to working with the local community to transform wastewater into a valuable new resource by introducing SUEZ’s own innovative and energy efficient process solutions to Australia for the very first time” David said.

Clive Rundle, the General Manager of Beca’s Water business, is looking forward to his team working with South East Water to create this important piece of wastewater infrastructure.

“Beca provides sustainable design solutions to the water industry, and will be bringing the latest in Building Information Modelling and Virtual Reality technology to help bring this project to life,” Clive said.

The agreement includes a circa AUD130M capital investment for the consortium to design and build the plant ensuring it caters for future growth in the region, and a further contract for its operations and maintenance.