Port Stanvac: South Australia
Derek Gee Installations Pty Ltd tendered on, and were successful in winning the onsite fibreglass installation package for the Adelaide Desalination plant. This project undertaken over a 28 month period from 2009 to 2012, is the largest infrastructure project in South Australia capable of producing 100 gigalitres (GL) of drinking water per year.
With our strong focus on quality and project requirements, this work was completed on time with no remedial work required, thanks to the dedicated efforts of our experienced workforce that included over 50 employees.
SA Water's largest desalination plant is the Adelaide Desalination Plant (ADP) at Port Stanvac. The plant was built to provide long-term water security for South Australia. The plant has been delivering drinking water since 2011.
In full operation, the plant is capable of delivering 100 GL per year (one hundred billion litres). This is about half of Adelaide's annual water needs.
The plant's water production capacity is extremely flexible. The output of the plant can be as low as 10% or as high as 100% (in 10% increments).
Minimising the environmental impact of the plant is very important. A sustainable design was used to reduce its carbon footprint. The plant has one of the smallest carbon footprints of any desalination plant in the world.