Wonthaggi Desalination Plant

Wonthaggi Desalination Plant

84km Underground Pipeline

The Seawater Desalination plant was constructed to transfer water from Wonthaggi to Melbourne and regional areas via an 84-km underground pipeline.

The pipeline connects to Melbourne’s supply network at Berwick and then flows into Cardinia Reservoir or direct into the pipe system.

In Cardinia Reservoir the water mixes with catchment supplies and can be transferred through Silvan Reservoir to the broader network, depending on how storages are managed.

Minmetals supplied 11,000 tonnes of steel and in strict alignment with the progress of the project, Minmetals completed the shipment of all products on schedule according to the standard for quality and quantity. Careful follow-up services during the subsequent processing, use and installation of the products were provided, winning the praise of TYCO and the project owner.

Client: Tyco Water

Contract Date: October 2009