Townsville City Council (TCC) identified an opportunity to support hydrogen production and secure future industry by treating water from the Cleveland Bay Purification Plant (CBPP) for reuse. CNQ and its partner, A Gabrielli Constructions (AGC), were successful in the open tender process, and the water recycling plant and distribution infrastructure are currently being installed.
Clean TeQ Water’s scope includes the design, supply, install, and commissioning of the Recycled Water Treatment Facility to provide tertiary treatment of the CBPP’s MBR eluent. The design of the plant includes UV and chlorination to achieve the required Log Reduction Values (LRV) of pathogens to meet Class A recycled water requirements. The plant also includes the provision for a future reverse osmosis (RO) system to provide an additional 5 MLD of Class A+ water, without requiring significant plant modifications.
Installation of the plant is progressing, and practical completion is expected to occur in December 2023. Further updates on the plant will be released as the project progresses.