Companies chosen for next phase of Project Shotover
Companies chosen for next phase of Project Shotover tendering
Three companies and groups have been selected to tender for the first stage of upgrading the Project Shotover wastewater scheme. Project Shotover is one of the Queenstown Lakes District Council’s most significant infrastructure projects and the Council has budgeted $35.9 million for a staged upgrade of the plant over 13 years.
QLDC Chief Executive Adam Feeley said delivering cost-effective and good quality infrastructure that met both current and future needs was a fundamental goal for local authorities. “This project is one of the most significant in that regard for the Wakatipu Basin.”
The proposals which were received from United Group Ltd, Infrasol and Downer Construction Ltd (with two separate submissions) were chosen from six companies or joint ventures which put forward preliminary proposals for designing, building and operating Stage 1 of the new wastewater treatment plant.
Key criteria included the use of technology that would treat the effluent to a high standard; cost-effective solutions; relevant experience and having a strong track record in collaborating effectively with stakeholders.
Stage One involves the construction of a treatment plant for purifying and removing solids at the site of the existing treatment ponds, downstream of the Shotover bridge. The plant will service Queenstown, Arrowtown, Frankton, Quail Rise, Arthurs Point and Lake Hayes.