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KBR and Alliance Partners to Build Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant

KBR KBR today announced that it has been appointed to an alliance that will design and build one of the world's largest advanced tertiary wastewater treatment plants for Melbourne Water in Melbourne, Australia.

The plant, which will use an advanced treatment process, currently treats about 40% of Melbourne's sewage and is Australia's largest activated sludge plant. The tertiary treatment process will use ozone and biological media filtration, to reduce color, odor and suspended solids, followed by secondary ozonation, while ultraviolet radiation and chlorine will be used for disinfection.

The project valued at $USD 330M (AUD $380m) will include a major upgrade to Melbourne Water's Eastern Treatment Plant, and aims to treat an average of 380 megalitres per day, peaking at around 700 megalitres.

KBR will provide detailed engineering design and documentation, environmental services, and technical advice during construction, commissioning. The Eastern Tertiary Alliance, which includes Melbourne Water, KBR, Black & Veatch, Baulderstone and UGL Infrastructure, will deliver this new facility at Melbourne Water's Eastern Treatment Plant, expected to be completed in 2012.

"We have a strong philosophy of designing for the future and we are proud to be involved in this project, which builds on more than 50 years of experience in the water and wastewater industry," said Colin Elliot, President, KBR Infrastructure and Minerals. "Our goal is to deliver this project safely and in a financially responsible manner, for the benefit of our customers and the community."

The project upgrades are designed to improve the quality of treated water discharged into Bass Strait, and to create high quality water that can be widely recycled for non-drinking purposes, such as residential and commercial reuse (dual pipe), irrigating vegetables and watering gardens and sports grounds.

KBR (NYSE: KBR) is headquartered in Houston, Texas, also known as the energy capital of the world. The Company employs over 50,000 people worldwide in locations that include the U.S., Australia, Africa, the U.K., Asia and the Middle East. KBR delivers a wide range of services through its Downstream, Gas Monetization, Infrastructure and Minerals, International Government and Defense, North American Government and Defense, Oil and Gas, Power and Industrial, Services, Technology, and Ventures business segments, and differentiates itself as a technology-driven engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company.

Published 20/07/2010

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