Works continue for major irrigation modernisation upgrades along the Mulwala Canal in NSW.
AWMA have successfully delivered 55 water control gates for Murray Irrigation’s ‘PIIOP Round 3’ which substantially increased water efficiencies, enabled ordering flexibility and significantly reduced leakage through infrastructure upgrades.
These works included 12 Mulwala Canal sites (28 LayFlats and 20 Undershots), Lawson Syphons (two Undershots), the Edward River Escape (two Bulkheads gates) and the Wakool Canal Offtake (three Undershots).
Progress has now begun on the 2019 Winter Works program, which will see the two companies partner once again to drive water delivery modernisation throughout the Murray Irrigation service area.
AWMA will deliver stainless steel water control infrastructure for an additional six sites along the iconic Mulwala Canal. The water control gates will include 25 LayFlat gates and 3 Undershot gates. All gates will be connected to the Murray Irrigation SCADA system to be managed remotely, a capability that has radically changed the way the company can deliver water to its customers.
Mulwala Canal is Australia’s largest irrigation canal. It spans 165km and has the capacity to deliver more than 1,500,000ML of water per year to irrigators in the Southern Riverina helping to generate about $500 million of gross agriculture revenue per year for the region.
Murray Irrigation has up to $114.8 million in funding approved from the Australian Government under Round 3 of its Private Irrigation Infrastructure Operators Program (PIIOP).
Gate solutions for the modernisation program include tilting LayFlat (overshot) gates and ULF (undershot) gates, both proven designs currently operating across many national and international irrigation schemes.