Gippsland Water Managing Director David Mawer said awarding this tender to Maffra Trenching and Boring (MTB) not only marks the first major construction phase of the project, but will also create jobs in the region and help boost the local economy.
MTB was among seven companies from across the state who submitted for the tender. The transfer main works will involve significant horizontal directional drilling (HDD) to minimise impact on local vegetation and the environment. Pipes will be installed in open trenches in some sections, and scour and air valves will also be installed along the line for future operational and maintenance purposes.
Mr Mawer said “MTB has been successful in its application as it displayed a detailed knowledge of the project and has considered all required technical and non-technical aspects. Gippsland Water is confident that this local company has the capacity and expertise to deliver this project,” said Mr Mawer.
“The contract and the project are being managed by Gippsland Water’s Major Projects team, who will closely liaise with MTB to deliver the project to meet our requirements and specification,” he said.Article continues below…
The pressure sewer will be a key component of the Coongulla Glenmaggie Sewerage Scheme, which is an $A22.45 million Gippsland Water project that will introduce reticulated wastewater services to more than 300 properties.
The scheme is being delivered by Gippsland Water as part of the Victorian Government’s Country Towns Water Supply and Sewerage Scheme Program. The Victorian Government will contribute $A785,000 towards this wastewater project.
Each household within the proposed sewerage district will be linked to a transfer main as part of the reticulation system that will transport wastewater to a main pump station near