Clough and SUEZ secure Advanced Water Recycling Plant contract

  • Engineering, Procurement and Construction contract to expand Advanced Water Recycling Plant in Perth’s northern suburbs
  • Plant capacity to double to 28 billion litres per year, and ensure water security
  • Provide climate independent water source to boost drinking water supplies

The Clough SUEZ Water Partners joint venture has been awarded a contract to complete the Stage 2 expansion at the Advanced Water Recycling Plant in Craigie.

The Clough SUEZ Water Partnership brings together Engineering and Construction Company, Clough, with global resource management firm, SUEZ, to design and construct the new plant for Water Corporation.

As part of Water Corporation’s Groundwater Replenishment Scheme, the Advanced Water Recycling Plant currently has the capacity to treat secondary treated wastewater and recharge up to 14 billion litres of recycled water into groundwater supplies each year.

The scope of the expansion project includes doubling the plant’s capacity to recharge up to 28 billion litres of recycled water each year, which will provide further water security to the residents of Perth.

Clough CEO and Managing Director, Peter Bennett said, “We are delighted to receive this award from the Water Corporation of Western Australia. Our long-standing history with Water Corporation is one Clough is very proud of. We are excited to deliver the project in partnership with SUEZ.”

“This development is critical to Water Corporation’s objective to reduce reliance on rainfall and continue to ensure every Western Australian has the water services to sustain the Western Australian lifestyle,” Bennett said.

SUEZ’s Chief Executive Officer – Water, David Lamy, said the company is also delighted to continue its work with Water Corporation.

In partnership with Water Corporation, SUEZ operates and maintains the water production and wastewater treatment assets of Perth and also operates the Perth Seawater Desalination Plant in Kwinana.

“SUEZ is proud of the role we play in delivering safe and reliable drinking water to two million residents in Perth and surrounding areas. The Advanced Water Recycling Plant will provide an additional, climate independent water source to boost drinking water supplies,” Mr Lamy said.

The contract was formally announced by the Minister for Water, Dave Kelly at the Advanced Water Treatment Plant in Craigie on 17 October 2017.

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About Clough

Clough works with some of the world’s largest companies to engineer, construct, commission and maintain critical facilities for the oil and gas, metals and minerals and infrastructure sectors. Clough’s whole asset lifecycle model reduces risk and optimises safety, productivity and cost across every phase of a project.  
Established in 1919, Clough’s services are underpinned by a dedication to project delivery excellence that has spanned over 95 years. Today Clough manages a global workforce from operating centres across Australia, Asia, Africa, UK and North America. 
Backed by an experienced leadership team, talented people and sophisticated project management systems, Clough is dedicated to safety, sustainable development and true zero harm to the people, communities and environments in which it operates.

Clough is a wholly owned subsidiary of Murray & Roberts, a multinational group that focusses its expertise on delivering sustainable and fit-for-purpose project engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, operations and maintenance solutions. The Group delivers its capabilities into three global market sectors: oil & gas; metals & minerals and power & water.

About SUEZ 

With 90 000 people on the five continents, SUEZ is a world leader in smart and sustainable resource management. We make the best use of water and waste by providing smart and reliable resource management solutions for towns, cities, business and industry. In Australia & New Zealand, we supply seven million people with safe drinking water and divert 1.2 million tonnes of waste from landfill every year. Find out more at

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