BUS WASH FACILITIES, BRISBANE

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

Custom design and installation of water treatment and recycling units in six bus depots around Brisbane: Bowen Hills, Virginia, Carina, Garden City, Richlands and Toowong. Each unit has a very small footprint and recycles approximately 453, 600 L of waste water created weekly from the cleaning and maintenance of buses.

Complex Challenges:

The first unit was designed and installed as a prototype at Virginia Bus Depot, followed by five more units at other locations after acceptance of the first. Each site presented unique challenges, with different process configurations, different water storage capacities, different bus fleet numbers and different operating environments.

Operator competency and training needs also varied from site to site. Very strict water consumption and water quality targets were specified. Regardless of site to site differences, it was strictly required that overall plant dimensions not exceed 2.6m x 1.5m x 2.5m

Business unit:

Water

Client:

Brisbane City Council

Current status:

Complete

Start date:

July 2009

Completion period:

August 2010

Contract type:

Schedule of rates

Value:

$0.7 million