Customer: South Australia Water
Contract type: Alliance
Construction period: 41 months
- Construction of two 10,500m2 process buildings and associated out buildings.
- Two 50 gigalitre per annum reverse osmosis and filtration equipment.
- Completed works to an extremely high standard.
- High-performance concrete, steel coatings and roofing systems.
Built Environs constructed two 10,500m2 process buildings, each containing 50 gigalitre per annum reverse osmosis and filtration equipment. Along with a further 13 buildings—to cater for administration areas, pump stations, a chemical plant, administration facilities and the permanent visitor’s centre (the Kauwi Interpretive Centre). Each main process building is 114m long, by 94m wide and 12m high. The buildings have interlocking service trenches, slabs of varying levels (services trench bases, gallery bases, ground slabs and suspended slabs) and areas of post-tensioned slabs. A significant amount of steel and architecturally finished panels completed the building.
Built Environs played a key part in the planning and delivery of the building works. Working with the design process team to install the pipework and plant, liaising with numerous local and international organisations to expedite the design and construction of building works across an extremely complex site.
Built Environs completed the building works to an extremely high standard, paying attention to detail to design, materials selection and construction techniques to ensure that the desalination plant was built to last. High-performance concrete, steel coatings and roofing systems were used throughout to cope with the challenging marine and chemical environment.