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.