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Spiecapag-Seymour Whyte JV to build new NSW water pipeline


Posted by Monica Gameng

Central Coast Council is moving forward with the delivery of a $61 million pipeline project between Mardi and Warnervale in New South Wales with the construction contract awarded to joint venture partners Spiecapag Australia and Seymour Whyte.

“We look forward to successfully delivering this project for Central Coast Council, and to working alongside our sister company, Seymour Whyte. It’s a great opportunity to demonstrate how the capability and strength of the VINCI Construction group can deliver value for local communities. We look forward to building a collaborative approach with the Central Coast Council, alongside Seymour Whyte as our JV partner,” Spiecapag Managing Director John Walsh said.

“This is a very important contract for us as it will be the first pipeline contract delivered solely by a VINCI Construction companies joint venture; and demonstrates our continued growth in the strategic water infrastructure sector,” Seymour Whyte General Manager Steve Lambert said.

This pipeline project is one of the Central Coast region’s most significant infrastructure developments that will help boost water supply to growing northern suburbs as well as help improve water security across the entire region.

This project will deliver a 9-kilometre pipeline that will run from the existing Mardi Water Treatment Plant towards Sparks Road at Warnervale which will water supply to the growing suburbs in the north.

“The pipeline will also help drought-proof our water supply by enhancing transfer capability between the Central Coast and Hunter. This is a great outcome for our community,” Mayor Lisa Matthews said.

M2WP_Online_mapSource: Central Coast Council

Over the past two year, extensive investigations as well as design and planning have been undertaken to guarantee that construction of the project will be delivered using the best technology available - this includes innovative trenchless construction techniques to ensure the protection of environmental areas.

The Mardi to Warnervale Pipeline will pass through a number of environments, including rural land holdings, the outer edge of Watanobbi’s residential area as well as along the fringes of environmentally sensitive Council lands of Porters Creek Wetland.

“Council has spent a lot of time getting the construction techniques and the pipeline route right, ensuring we consider the impacts on directly impacted residents, the environment and the broader community.

“We are looking forward to working collaboratively with the Spiecapag Seymour Whyte Joint Venture to deliver this essential piece of infrastructure for the Central Coast,” Council Director of Water and Sewer Jamie Loader said.

Construction on the new pipeline is expected to begin in March 2020.

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Source: Seymour Whyte; Spiecapag Australia; Central Coast Council; Lakes Mail; The Australian Pipeliner

Monica Gameng

Monica Gameng

As PlantMiner's Marketing Assistant since 2015, Monica is responsible for researching and sharing new and progressing projects within the construction and mining sectors in Australia. It's no surprise that Monica has her finger on the pulse of Australian major projects given she has produced more than 1000 posts. She truly is an industry expert. Monica's passion for educating and inspiring readers saw the PlantMiner blog recognised by Feedspot as one of the Best Australian Construction Blogs in 2018 and 2019. PlantMiner is Australia's largest online construction marketplace. Sign up as a vendor to find and engage with civil and commercial contractors across Australia. Alternatively, if you're looking for plant and equipment you can compare equipment and subcontractor quotes from vendors near you in just a few steps.