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A joint venture between KBR and John Holland (JHKBRJV) has been selected by Melbourne Water to deliver engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for water, wastewater and drainage projects in Melbourne over the next three years. JHKBRJV is one of two joint ventures that will deliver these services as part of Melbourne Water’s 2013 Water Plan capital works program.
The JHKBRJV partners bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the capital works program and welcome the opportunity to work with Melbourne Water in their focus to deliver water infrastructure improvements for the people of Melbourne.
KBR’s Director of Water, Asia Pacific, Ted Cusack, said the joint venture partners are looking forward to working collaboratively with Melbourne Water on delivering successful projects
under this innovative new water infrastructure delivery model.
KBR and John Holland have collectively delivered over $8 billion worth of water infrastructure projects and over $10 billion in general infrastructure projects in Australia over the past 10 years.
“KBR has over 60 years of experience delivering water projects in Australia and has played a key role in many national building infrastructure projects in the region. We look forward to working with our joint venture partner, John Holland, to deliver optimal water solutions and make a lasting contribution to the Melbourne community by providing improved facilities with a strong focus on environmental solutions,” Mr Cusack said.
John Holland’s Executive General Manager for Specialist Engineering Businesses, Brendan Petersen, said the company is moving to be Australia’s leading developer, deliverer and operator and maintenance provider of water and environment infrastructure solutions to the public and private sectors through our dedication to quality, our people, our clients, our partners and delivery performance.
“It is no longer merely a case of building robust infrastructure,” Mr Petersen said. “Instead, it is about the ability to tailor solutions to circumstances while considering current and future social, societal, environmental and economic conditions.
“The balancing driver to this focus is the need to assist with long term strategic planning and asset management approaches to ensure appropriate levels of service are provided at the best value to the customers of our clients. We understand that this is against a back drop of population growth and climate change along with societal demands for liveable cities. The future will be about planning, partnerships, engagement and leadership that lead to innovative and integrated solutions.
“We look forward to working with our partner KBR to deliver value for money for the residents of Melbourne,” Mr Petersen said.
KBR (NYSE: KBR) is a global engineering, construction and services company supporting the energy, hydrocarbon, power, industrial, civil infrastructure, minerals, government services and commercial markets.
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John Holland, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leighton Holdings Limited (ASX: LEI), is one of Australia’s leading engineering, contracting and services providers to the infrastructure, energy and resources and transport services sectors. Operating across Australia and in New Zealand, South East Asia and the Middle East, John Holland’s business is driven by its collaborative approach to project delivery and its diversity of skills and capabilities.
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