Transfield Services wins major infrastructure award
Transfield Services, together with its FutureFlow Alliance partners, has received one of the highest accolades in Australia’s infrastructure industry – Infrastructure Partnerships Australia’s award for the leading project in the Smart Infrastructure Project category.
The award was for FutureFlow Alliance’s Irrigation Modernisation Project in northern Victoria, the largest irrigation modernisation project ever delivered in Australia, integrating more than 4,000 electronic irrigation assets into one IT-controlled water distribution network.
The project has resulted in more than 90 gigalitres of long-term annual water savings by converting sections of Goulburn-Murray Water’s (GM-W) manually operated irrigation network to a fully automated IT-based water delivery system.
The project was delivered on schedule and under budget, achieving the Alliance’s primary objective of delivering water savings to funders by 2010.
Transfield Services’ Managing Director and CEO, Peter Goode, who accepted the award on behalf of the Alliance, commented: “This award is great recognition for the collaborative and innovative efforts of the Alliance in delivering this critical environmental project. We are immensely proud that we contributed our project management and technical expertise in this Alliance.”
"I would also like to recognise and commend the Federal Department of Infrastructure and Transport for its sponsorship of the award, which recognises innovative and ‘smart’ infrastructure development,” Mr Goode said.
The FutureFlow Alliance included Goulburn-Murray Water, Transfield Services, Sinclair Knight Merz and Comdain Construction.
Goulburn-Murray Water (G-MW) is Australia’s largest rural water corporation responsible for managing water delivery systems across northern Victoria. G-MW manages 70 per cent of Victoria’s stored water across a 68,000 square km region – the size of Tasmania. Within this region, G-MW manages a vast gravity irrigation system consisting of dams, weirs, 6,300km of earthen channels and thousands of channel regulators and customer meters.
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