John Holland has been selected as the preferred tenderer for the construction of the $400 million Connors River Dam to Moranbah Pipeline in Central Queensland.


The project will involve the construction of 136 kilometres of large diameter buried pipeline that will carry up to 45,000 megalitres of water per year from the proposed Connors River Dam to the Bowen Basin and surrounding areas.


The project is designed to meet the increasing water supply  reliability and security needs for the region’s booming resources sector.


Gavin Stubbs, General Manager of John Holland’s Northern Region said the award extends John Holland’s long standing and successful partnership with SunWater.


 “We are extremely pleased with this result and we are looking forward to working alongside SunWater over the next six months to finalise design and approvals for the project,” Mr Stubbs said.


“The project will involve the construction of one reservoir, several bored and open creek crossings, several watercourse and road crossings and storages. The delivery of a construction camp and associated road works are also included in the project scope.


It is expected that John Holland will be confirmed as the Principal Contractor when the final investment decision is made by SunWater’s Board in March 2012. The pipeline is part of the Connors River Dam and Pipeline Project which will supply water to the existing and new coal mines being established in the Bowen basin and surrounding area.