Desalination Water Pipelines – Mudgeeraba

Knobel Engineers were engaged by the Civil Contractor to provide quality documentation and certification, inspection, test plans and programming documentation for the desalination water pipeline in Mudgeeraba South East Queensland.

The Mudgeeraba WTP upgrade commenced on Monday 31 August 2015 and was completed in late September 2015. The tight schedule imposed by the 14-day shutdown heightened the risks and challenges for this project.

During the shutdown, the Gold Coast area relied on the desalination plant for drinking water. The desalination plant had not been operated since constructed in 2008. This project provided an opportunity for SEQ water and Gold Coast City Council to confirm the plant could operate and maintain demand—which it did.