Secretary of State, Josep Puxeu visits the Recycled Water Treatment Plant at Altona (Victoria)
During his official visit to Australia, the Secretary of State for Agriculture and Water, Josep Puxeu, accompanied by the Director-General for Water, Marta Morén, visited today the Recycled Water Treatment Plant at Altona (Victoria). The plant has been designed, constructed and is being operated by TEDRA Australia Pty. L.T.D., a joint venture formed by the Spanish companies TEDAGUA and Drace Medioambiente, both of the ACS Group.
The Melbourne water authority, City West Water, awarded the contract to the Spanish joint venture company and the value of the contract was A$ 46 (33,3 M€ with currency change). City West Water also awarded the JV a contract to operate and maintain the plant for five years, which commenced in April 2011.
The recycled water treatment system of the Altona plant utilises both ultrafiltration and reverse osmosis membrane technology. The plant produces 9,000 m3/day of treated water: 3,100 m3/day to help irrigate local parks gardens and golf courses, and 5,900 m3/day for use by local industry.
Following his visit to the plant, Josep Puxeu met with senior officials of City West Water, who expressed their full satisfaction at the way in which the project had been developed by TEDRA, as much in the construction phase of the project as in the current operation and maintenance phase.