The Water Corporation has named Tenix as its alliance partner to deliver up to $200 million worth of wastewater upgrades in Karratha and Port and South Hedland.
Works will commence next month, with the upgrades complete by mid-2014.
“Major water and wastewater upgrades are needed to cater for growth and further residential and commercial development in the Pilbara,” Water Corporation regional business manager Peter McAllister said.
“The alliance will upgrade wastewater treatment plants located in Karratha and South Hedland to more than double the capacity of the schemes currently serving these two towns.
Further works include the removal of the Port Hedland wastewater treatment plant, with its flow to be directed to a facility in South Hedland.
Around $42 million of the cost of the upgrades will be funded by the state government’s Royalties for Regions initiative.