Sydney Water is investing $450 million to support an additional third of a million people in Sydney’s North West by 2040 – that’s the equivalent to the population of Newcastle, NSW’s seventh largest city.
This investment will see upgrades at three Sydney Water treatment facilities in Riverstone, St Marys and Quakers Hill, including the adoption of new technologies resulting in more sustainable, cost efficient and effective water treatment processes.
AWMA have been engaged directly by Sydney Water for the detailed design, supply, manufacture, testing and delivery of new water control gates, with onsite installation training, for all three facilities; St Marys, Quakers Hill and Riverstone.
To date, AWMA have supplied 170 water control gates plus storage racks, odour covers and actuation systems.
Design considerations included:
- Detailed on-seating and off-seating load combinations for each gate and stop board.
- A flat sill and rebated side frames were applied to the gates and stop boards to ensure the walls and floor of the frames were flush with the concrete structure, to avoid build-up of solids.
- Products were fabricated from corrosion resistant materials.
AWMA’s in-house capabilities include Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) with invitation for third party observation.
All control gates are required to operate efficiently under full flow conditions. They were fabricated from stainless steel materials, in accordance with the specification. The stop boards (bulkhead gates) were manufactured from marine grade aluminium, compliant with internationally recognised standards.
Custom AUMA Electric Actuators were provided by Australian Distributor Barron GJM.
Photos courtesy of Guidera O’Connor Pty Ltd.