Victorian Desalination Plant

CityWonthaggi, VIC
ClientDepartment of Sustainability and Environment/AquaSure
Contract typeDesign and construct (Joint Venture)/Operations & maintenance
Special featureAustralia’s largest desalination plant
Powerprovides 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.

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Thiess Pty Ltd.
Level 5 179 Grey Street
QLD 4101 South Bank • Australien
Tel: +61 7 30029000
Fax.: +61 7 30029689

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