Inspire : Public Works July Aug 2012
54 public Works professional July-August 2012 Promotion Water Infrastructure Group receives awards for virtual control room and safety Water Infrastructure Group’s innovative Virtual Control Room was recognised at the 2012 IPWEA NSW Engineering Excellence Awards in May this year. The Innovation in Water Supply and Wastewater – Operations award was presented to Water Infrastructure Group, Eurobodalla Shire Council and the NSW Department of Public Works for the Eurobodalla Northern Water Treatment Plant in Batemans Bay. Water Infrastructure Group’s early involvement in the project led to several significant changes to the design of the plant that increased efficiency, operability and reduced the whole-of-life cost. A key innovation was Water Infrastructure Group’s Virtual Control Room. Eurobodalla Shire Council General Manager, Paul Anderson, said the Virtual Control Room was ideally suited to a regional facility and provided a number of benefits to Council and the community and these were recognised by the IPWEA Award. "Our operators are able to safely and productively monitor and control the plant remotely via Smartphones or iPads,” said Anderson. “Its efficiency also provides flexibility to Council and its remote management saves us both time and money.” Water Infrastructure Group also received the AWA National Safety Excellence Award for the Bondi Ocean Outfall Sewer Rehabilitation Project at OzWater in May. Peter Everist, Water Infrastructure Group General Manager, said that it was very pleasing to receive recognition for innovation and safety. “Innovation and safety are two key areas that we have focused on in our business to deliver real benefits to our staff, clients and the community,” he said. “This focus is now paying dividends and it’s great to see the efforts of our people and our leadership in these areas recognised by the industry.” water infrastructure Group's Michelle joy and Vern Costelow demonstrate some new features of the virtual control room to robert overdyk and Mark Craig from eurobodalla Shire Council at ozwater 2012.
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