John Holland Win Contract to Build Sydney's Desalination Plant

John Holland is pleased to announce that the Bluewater Joint Venture, consisting of John Holland and Veolia Water, today signed the $960 million contract to design and construct the Sydney Desalination Plant.

The Bluewater Joint Venture has been chosen to design, build, operate and maintain the plant at Kurnell for 20 years. John Holland’s interest in the project is valued at approximately $600 million.

“John Holland is delighted to have been awarded this landmark water infrastructure project in joint venture with our partners,” said John Holland’s Group Managing Director, David Stewart.

“John Holland’s specialist knowledge in both tunnelling and water, combined with the strength of our NSW construction business will be critically important in delivering a project of this scope.

“John Holland and Veolia are already working together on the Gold Coast Desalination project. Our winning proposal for Sydney focused strongly on international best practice in the development of desalination plants, along with a commitment to safety, the environment and community consultation.

“The project will have an estimated on-site workforce of 600 people, as well as employing a further 1,200 off-site fabrication and manufacturing personnel.
“We look forward to working closely with Sydney Water and the NSW Government throughout the design and construction phases,” concluded David Stewart.

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