DHV secures contract for wastewater treatment plant in Australia

March 16, 2009
DHV has been awarded a contract for the construction of the Alkimos wastewater treatment plant in Perth, Western Australia. The plant will be based on DHV's proprietary Carrousel® technology and will service the expansions of Perth's northern suburbs. The plant will have an initial capacity of 20,000 m³ per day...

AMERSFOORT, Netherlands, Mar. 16, 2009 -- DHV has been awarded a contract for the construction of the Alkimos wastewater treatment plant in Perth, Western Australia. The plant will be based on DHV's proprietary Carrousel® technology and will service the expansions of Perth's northern suburbs. The plant will have an initial capacity of 20,000 m³ per day.

Western Australia Water Corporation selected DHV as the nominated subcontractor to provide a technology package for the Alkimos wastewater treatment plant. DHV is responsible for the design of the treatment process and for the supply of key equipment. Special feature of this specific installation is that the treatment system will be constructed at an extended depth.

The contract follows after DHV was recently involved with the construction of four wastewater treatment plants South of Perth, under the South Metropolitan Wastewater treatment plant upgrading program.

Carrousel® technology is a wastewater treatment concept based on activated sludge technology and hydraulic tank design. The technology was developed by DHV during the 70's and 80's and has been successfully applied at over 1,200 wastewater treatment plants around the world, including in the United States and the People's Republic of China.

Project implementation is being carried out by the Alkimos Water Alliance, which has been selected for the construction of the plant and sewerage network on behalf of the Western Australia Water Corporation. The Alkimos Water Alliance is made up of Water Corporation, Brookfield-Multiplex, MacMahon and Züblin.

DHV is an international consultancy and engineering group that provides services and sustainable solutions in the fields of Transportation, Water, Building and Manufacturing, Spatial Planning and the Environment, and Aviation.

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