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BMD Constructions and DJ MacCormick Contractors have secured a contract for the second stage of the $274 million Haughton Pipeline Project in Queensland. This critical infrastructure project aims to provide a dependable water supply to support industrial and residential growth in the Townsville region.
The first stage of the project was completed in June 2020 and involved constructing about 36 kilometers of pipeline between the Haughton River and the Ross River Dam. The second stage will see an additional 28 kilometers of pipeline extended to the Burdekin River.
Gerard Keynes, General Manager of BMD Constructions’ Northern Region, highlighted the company’s expertise as a key factor in securing the contract for Haughton Pipeline Stage Two. He emphasized BMD’s successful collaboration with Townsville City Council and the company’s proven track record after completing the first stage of the project.
Malcolm Mac Cormick, General Manager and Director of DJ MacCormick Contractors, expressed pride in being part of a project that ensures water security for Townsville’s future. With 47 years of experience in micro-tunnelling, infrastructure construction, and shaft construction, DJ MacCormick Contractors possesses the necessary expertise for a large-scale pipeline project like Haughton Stage Two.
The Haughton Pipeline Project is jointly funded by Townsville City Council and the Queensland Government. Of the $274 million investment for Stage Two, the Queensland Government has contributed $195 million. Construction for the second stage is set to begin in mid-2023, with commissioning planned for mid-2025.
By extending the pipeline and bolstering the region’s water supply, the Haughton Pipeline Project is expected to facilitate continued growth and development in the Townsville region. The successful completion of this project will not only benefit residents and industries but will also strengthen the region’s long-term water security.