Mendi Group Wins Civil Works Contract for Townsville Water Pipeline
Congratulations to CCF QLD member Mendi Group for their success in tendering for the first stage of civil works for Townsville’s $215 million Haughton Pipeline Duplication Project. The first stage of civil works includes site preparation along the pipeline route, ensuring access to the work areas and removing vegetation, creating up to 50 direct and indirect jobs.
The Haughton Pipeline Duplication Project (HPDP) involves the duplication of a fully functioning and sustainable 36.5km pipeline from the Haughton Pump Station to the Ross River Dam. A backup to the Ross River Dam, the HPDP will provide a bulk raw water supply link to the Burdekin Haughton Water Supply Scheme. The pipeline is capable of pumping raw water into the Ross River Dam to augment or “top up” water levels during periods of very low rainfall.
Installation of the pipeline will start in coming months and will be one of the biggest job-creating projects in North Queensland. The pipeline will run from the Haughton Pump Station to the Ross River Dam and will allow more water to be pumped more efficiently than the existing 1.2m diameter pipeline, providing up to 234 megalitres of water per day into the city’s main water supply dam.
Construction of the HPDP is scheduled to be completed by December 2019.