The Company is pleased to advise the successful completion of pipe laying on the Adelaide Desalination Plant Transfer Pipeline project, two weeks ahead of schedule.
The Adelaide Desalination Plant Transfer Pipeline project is being undertaken in joint venture by McConnell Dowell and Built Environs.
The scope of works included the design and construction of 9 km of 1,575 mm MSCL rising main, 1.2 km each of 1,575 mm MSCL gravity and overflow mains and four connection points into Adelaide’s drinking water supply. Within the transfer pipeline's alignment there were six tunnelled sections, one aerial crossing free spanning over 45 m and 4 km of rising main in parallel to one of Adelaide's busiest arterial roads. The project also has the largest pump station to be ever built by SA Water with the first hydro test successfully completed over the weekend. With eight pumps installed varying from 1.2 MW to 4 MW the pump station has the capacity to deliver flows 30 ML to 375 ML a day.
Over 400,000 hrs LTI free have been worked so far on the project and on completion the pipeline will deliver over 50% of Adelaide’s drinking water supply from the desalination plant, also being built by McConnell Dowell, Built Environs and partners.
The project is scheduled for completion on 31st of March.
About McConnell Dowell Corporation Limited:
Formed in 1960, McConnell Dowell is a world-class engineering, construction, building and maintenance group with projects throughout Australia, Asia, New Zealand, the Pacific and the Middle East. For almost 50 years we have continually delivered the right engineering solutions for our public and private sector clients throughout our operating geographies.
McConnell Dowell’s diverse service offering includes building, civil, electrical, fabrication, marine, maintenance, mechanical, pipeline, rail and tunnelling infrastructure capabilities in the key market sectors of building, mining, oil and gas, petrochemical, power, public infrastructure, transport and water.