Shortlist announced for billion-dollar NZ wastewater project

Four companies have been shortlisted to undertake Auckland’s most significant wastewater project in its history according to Watercare.

The Central Interceptor, a 4.5 metre diameter wastewater tunnel, aims to reduce wet weather overflows and improve water quality in local streams and waterways. Four companies have been shortlisted to undertake Auckland’s most significant wastewater project in its history according to Watercare.

It aims to replace ageing sections of pipe under the Manukau Harbour and will run 13km between the city and the Mangere Wastewater Treatment plant.

Construction of the $1.2 billion (AUD $1.14 billion) project is set to begin in 2019, and four companies have been shortlisted to undertake the project:

  • CPB Contractors
  • Ghella-Abergeldie Harker Joint Venture
  • Pacific Networks, comprising McConnell Dowell, Fletcher Construction and Obayashi
  • VINCI Joint Venture, comprising VINCI Construction Grands Projets, HEB Construction and Solentache Bachy.

According to Shayne Cunis, Executive Programme Director for the Central Interceptor, the four strongest contractors have been chosen to move to the next stage of selection.

“All four groups have demonstrated that they have the ability and experience to deliver this project to the required standard, while adding significant value to the project,” Mr Cunis said.

“We are looking forward to working with them on the next stage of the process and remain committed to meeting our timeframes for delivery of the Central Interceptor for the people of Auckland,” he said.

Design and technical documentation will be released in March and the Request for Proposal will be issued to the short listed contractors in May.

More information on the project can be found on the fact sheet here.


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