28 February 2013 - Aurecon and AECOM have come together for a joint venture as AAJV to win one of two positions on Sydney Water’s Engineering and Environmental Services panel.
Sydney Water, Australia’s largest water utility, has a capital programme of more than AUD1 billion to be delivered over the next four years. AAJV will assist Sydney Water in the delivery of major infrastructure projects during this period with services including:
Sydney Water provides drinking water, recycled water, wastewater and some stormwater services to more than four million people in the Sydney, Blue Mountains and Illawarra regions. Drinking water is sourced from a network of dams managed by the Sydney Catchment Authority, then treated and delivered to customers’ homes and businesses by Sydney Water.
Kevin Young, Managing Director at Sydney Water said: “New investment, increasing standards, ageing assets and growing operating costs have put pressure on customer prices for all essential services – water, energy, transport and communications. We are conscious of the current cost of living pressures so we really want to deliver value to our customers.”
“We consistently strive for excellence in improving our processes to reduce waste and remain focused on achieving this goal.
“Sydney Water’s vision is ‘valued water solutions’ and Aurecon and AECOM are keen to make this vision a reality in the important work they do for the corporation,” said Mr Young.
Sean Gilchrist, Panel Manager for AAJV and Technical Director for AECOM said: “We see ourselves as partners in Sydney Water’s excellence quest. We offer a fresh, energised and imaginative team who are excited about getting to the heart of customers’ needs and working as partners to deliver valued solutions.”
Brian Horton, AAJV Contract Leadership Group representative and Technical Director in Aurecon’s Water Services group said: “AAJV has combined our company values with those of Sydney Water to capture the spirit that we all bring by working together. Smart solutions come from having the right people in the room with shared commitment, common goals and collaborative processes for extracting value.”
AAJV is motivated to get to the heart of Sydney Water’s customer needs by collaborating with internal and external stakeholders, sharing knowledge and developing responsive and flexible processes that balance technical, business and sustainable outcomes.