|Client||Department of Sustainability and Environment/AquaSure|
|Contract type||Design and construct (Joint Venture)/Operations & maintenance|
|Special feature||Australia’s largest desalination plant|
|Power||provides up to 150 billion liters of drinking water a year|
Victoria is now home to the Southern Hemisphere’s largest desalination plant— a state-of-the-art facility built by the Thiess Degrémont Joint Venture (TDJV). It is Victorian Desalination Plant Victoria, Australia capable of producing 150 billion liters of water annually if required and provides a rainfall-independent water source for Melbourne. The plant can increase its capacity to 200 billion liters a year in the future. Featuring advanced environmentally- sustainable design, it includes a two-pass reverse osmosis desalination process plant, marine structures and tunnels, 84 kilometers water transfer pipeline, 87 kilometers underground power supply and 225 hectares ecological reserve— all delivered by TDJV. Renewable energy certificates offset the plant and pipeline’s operating power requirements.