The QUU Oxley Creek Sewage Treatment Plant is the second largest sewage treatment plant in Queensland.
The Brisbane flood of 2011 caused $32 million worth of damage forcing part of the plant offline but due to industrial and residential growth in the area Queensland Urban Utilities is investing $15 million to bring those facilities back online to cater for demand.
A range of flood proofing measures are being rolled out including raising electrical equipment such as switchboards, 30cm higher than the 2011 flood peak.
The main contract for the design, supply, construction and commissioning of the flood affected Stages 1–4 of the plant was recently won by Monadelphous Engineering. EPCO Australia and Monadelphous have a long standing relationship, working together on projects such as NSW Public Works decanter installations for Cowra WWTP, Nambucca Heads WWTP and Wallerawang WWTP, Bundaberg Regional Council Bargara WWTP aeration and clarifier upgrade and Lake Cathie/Bonny Hills STP clarifier installations.
We are therefore pleased to announce that EPCO was awarded the sub-contract from Monadelphous for the rehabilitation of eight peripheral drive clarifiers as part of the Oxley Creek upgrade project.