In early 2008 the South Australian Water Corporation sought expressions of interest for the design, construction and subsequent operation and maintenance of a new sea water desalination plant.  The AdelaideAqua DBOM consortium (Abigroup, McConnell Dowell, Acciona Agua and United Utilities Australia) was successfully shortlisted to bid on the project.

Project Name: Adelaide Desalination Plant – Bid

Project Value: $10m

Project Purpose: To prepare a winning bid for the DBOM of the Adelaide Desalination Plant.

Project Scope: Prepare design documentation, cost estimates, management plans and other bid documentation as required by the tender documents.

Our Role: Provision of Design Manager to lead the design team. 

The role involved coordinating the Spanish and Australian design teams and producing over 500 drawings, specifications and other documents within a 3 month design window.  The bid was followed by an intense post bid enquiry and negotiation phase over a period of 1½ months during which time a further 2000 pages of documentation and clarification was produced.