Victorian Desalination Project - Australia
The Victorian Desalination Plant (VDP) was built as a state asset for the Victorian State Government to provide additional water supply capacity to Melbourne city and other parts of Victoria, especially in dry years. The plant is managed and operated by Aquasure under a 30 year contract. Aquasure had won the contract to build and operate the VDP in a competitive bidding process. At the end of the 30 year contract period, Aquasure will hand over the VDP to the State Government, debt free and in full working order. Aquasure produces desalinated water at the request of the State Government and delivers the water to Melbourne Water. The VDP is located at Wonthaggi, on the coast, south-east of Melbourne. The desalinated water is then pumped via an 84 km pipeline from the VDP to Melbourne city, for delivery to Melbourne Water via a transfer pumping station, located at the VDP plant and a booster pumping station located about 70 km from the VDP.
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