SA Water announces framework delivery partners

SA Water has announced the McConnell Dowell and Diona Joint Venture as one of the successful proponents for the major framework agreements that will see $1.6 billion worth of capital works delivered in South Australia over the next four years.

In a press release, SA Water Chief Executive David Ryan said the major partners will begin delivering projects from early July 2020.

“Each of our new major framework delivery partners brings skills and experience they will share with our people as they co-manage programs of works, to ensure our customers benefit from improved service reliability and quality.”

“Investing in water networks has wide reaching and long-term benefits, from the jobs created during construction, to the sustainable prosperity of a business able to access fit for purpose water, and the ongoing health and social outcomes that clean water and reliable sanitation services embed across generations,” said Mr Ryan.

Agreeing with Mr Ryan’s statement, Paul Mathews State Manager for Diona says that securing the SA Water framework with JV partners McConnell Dowell is a significant milestone for Diona in South Australia.

“This framework will provide continuity of work for our local delivery teams, open up new opportunities for South Australians and build confidence back into the construction industry.

As we embark on this new partnership our focus will be on delivering safe, sustainable and high-quality outcomes for SA Water’s customers, our teams and the environment,” said Mr Mathews.

Mario Russo, McConnell Dowell’s General Manager SA & WA says, “We are thrilled to partner with Diona for this new joint venture. I look forward to our teams working together to deliver this new major framework partnership model, bringing McConnell Dowell’s industry-leading expertise in project delivery and collaborative governance.”

Pictured above LtoR Members of the MDJV Team: Sarah Mohammadi, Project Planner; Ellen McInerney, Project Controls Manager; Marc Doyle, Framework Manager; Keith Stolberger, Delivery Manger; Nathan Gould, Estimator; Ereny Youssef, Development Engineer; Sandip Bhavasar, Area Manager and Timothy Sarris, Development Manager.