IT is expected fast-growing engineering firm WorleyParsons will be named as the successful bidder for Western Australia’s largest waste management project later this month. Mindarie Regional Council, which handles waste disposal for the City of Perth and six other councils in Perth’s northern suburbs, will meet on August 17 to award the contract, estimated at $100 million. WorleyParsons teamed up with Canadian technology supplier Conporec and funding partner Macquarie Bank to bid for the right to build, own and operate a waste-processing facility at the Neerabup industrial estate north of Wanneroo. It was named earlier this year as one of two short-listed bidders for the project, with Total Energy Services Tasmania (in a consortium with waste services company SITA Environmental Solutions) named as the second short-listed bidder. The proposed plant at Neerabup will process about 100,000 tonnes of municipal waste annually, using Conporec’s composting technology. This will allow Mindarie to substantially reduce the 350,000t of municipal waste it dumps each year in landfill.