CMP is a one quarter owner of Aqua Metro Services Pty. Ltd., a specialist design and construction company providing a "one stop shop" offering a complete range of integrated services to the Water and Wastewater Industry. CMP staff provide the bulk of the design services for the projects undertaken by Aqua Metro Services with our partner companies undertaking electrical design as well as the complete construction.
Our range of services include the design, fabrication and construction of:
We support our construction services with long term maintenance contracts. Aqua Metro Services has extensive experience in reactive and planned maintenance work on water and sewer assets for water companies in Victoria. Aqua Metro Services is fully committed to providing a quality service – completing projects to the highest standards, on time and within budget while upholding an exceptional record of safety.
AMS has undertaken the detailed design, technical site supervision and as-constructed drawings for Melbourne Water Corporation’s bulk water meter upgrade program. The flow meters vary in size from DN800 to DN1600 and have been cut in to steel pipelines of up to DN2000. The works included replacement of pipe upstream and downstream of the flow meters to ensure internal diameters matched the bore of the meter for greater reading accuracy.
Yering Gorge pump station transfers water to Sugarloaf Reservoir from the Maroondah Aqueduct and the Yarra River. The facility has been in operation for approximately 40 years as part of the larger Winneke Water Treatment Plant.
AMS was engaged by Melbourne Water to replace the two service water strainers and the by-pass pressure regulating valve assembly under a design and construct project. The former Gordon Marr & Sons strainers were removed and replaced with Amiad ABF-10k series units. The by-pass regulating valve assembly was redesigned to address historical problems with blockages due to organic material from the two available raw water supplies.
Aqua Metro Services has undertaken the design and construction for the new carpark facilities at Eastern Treatment Plant. This project involved the conversion of an existing temporary gravel carpark into a fully sealed permanent facility.
AMS was engaged to complete the design and installation of an evaporative cooling system for Melbourne Water’s Eastern Treatment Plant power station. The evaporative system was to augment existing ventilation as well as provide cooling capacity.
Over 30% of ETP’s power requirements are generated from the cogeneration power station. The heat load within the power station building is excessive for operations and maintenance personnel, with temperatures regularly in excess of 50 oC.
The existing system consisted of filtered ventilation fans only, with no cooling capacity. External air was distributed through three levels of the power station building by fans located in the in the building’s basement. Previous remedial ventilation works had not been successful at reducing the engine room temperatures to satisfactory levels.
The installation of a supplementary evaporative cooling system was identified as the preferred solution in MWs options assessment.
As part of detailed design, a 3D CAD model was developed from existing drawings and a drone photo survey. The model was used to improve tie in of the new equipment into existing spaces and was critical during the safety in design and constructability reviews. It enabled improved consideration of maintenance access and potential equipment and construction clashes.
AMS has undertaken the design and construction of an effluent monitoring station at Melbourne Water's Eastern Treatment Plant. The project involved the construction of a shelter and a sample tank, and the fitout of pumps, piping and instrumentation. The instrumentation supplied for monitoring was COD, total suspended solids, pH, temperature and ammonia.
Melbourne Water made the decision to relocate the Western Treatment Plant administration office complex on New Farm Road in Werribee away from rapidly encroaching residential developments in order to locate operators and service providers closer to the plant. The new office complex at the WTP Cocoroc Precinct provides accommodation for WTP operations and maintenance staff and for community education programs. The new administration and maintenance shed buildings were occupied in August 2019.
The purpose of this project was upgrade access roads and security at the WTP Cocoroc Precinct to comply with MWC’s security and safety standards.
Key project design features included the following:
AMS completed the detailed design and construction of water, sewerage, power, communications, and firefighting services to support Melbourne Water’s extensive restoration of the historic Cocoroc Precinct with the Western Treatment Plant.
These 144 kL steel fire water tanks and diesel pumpset are connected to more than 800m of fire supply ring main, providing protection to a new administration building, workshop, and education facility.
Melbourne Water engaged AMS to undertake upgrade of the Sugarloaf Reservoir Pump Station (RPS) service water system. The RPS service water system supports the three 1.6MW main pumps which maintain throughput to the Winneke Water Treatment Plant. The project scope entailed optioneering replacement equipment with Melbourne Water stakeholders and incorporated modern design technology to minimise clashes with existing services, as well as allow for construction to be undertaken with the facility available at short notice.
Key project highlights include the following:
Challenges with construction resulted in a staged approach being performed, with MWC stakeholders heavily involved in the outage planning with AMS Design and Construction team members.