Melbourne Water has awarded a AU$500 million contract for its Water and Sewerage Capital Works program to a joint venture (JV) comprising Abergeldie, RCR and Stantec.

According to the three-year framework agreement, Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure and its partners RCR Tomlinson and Stantec Australia will deliver a range of design and construct and pipeline rehabilitation projects valued at AU$500 million over the 3 year period, with an option to extend the agreement for up to seven more years.

During Melbourne Water’s selection process, there was a strong focus on social procurement, which required all applicants to complete Hudson Safety Culture surveys and personality tests to identify cultural alignment.

The JV was selected after demonstrating the ability to meet this requirement, which includes showing commitment to business integrity, diversity, inclusion and reconciliation as well engineering and construction expertise, approach to safety, capability and cost.

“We are extremely pleased to be involved in delivering this program of works alongside our JV partners and Melbourne Water,” said Abergeldie Managing Director Mick Boyle.

“It is important and complex work and we are looking forward to safely and innovatively providing and rehabilitating the essential infrastructure needed to build better communities across Melbourne.”

For more information visit the Abergeldie website.

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