OREANDA-NEWS. Wood Group has been awarded a US $145 million, three year contract extension by Melbourne Water to provide services across their operational area from the Thomson Reservoir in the east to the Western Treatment Plant in the west of Melbourne, Australia.

Effective immediately, Wood Group will continue to deliver mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, process control and civil maintenance services to Melbourne Water’s water and sewage transfer and treatment facilities and their networks.

The contract employs approximately 250 people across a broad range of functions including administration, project management, engineering, through to technicians working in the field.

Wood Group has 19 years of experience delivering maintenance services to the water and wastewater sector in Australia; the company has been working with Melbourne Water since November 2012.

Robin Watson, Wood Group chief executive, said: “The extension of our contract with Melbourne Water is testament to our strong partnership with this key client and their confidence in our ability to deliver. We remain committed to working with them with a focus on enhancing productivity and maintaining a strong safety performance across their assets.

“Our work with Melbourne Water demonstrates our capabilities in offering integrated maintenance services to clients working in this market.”