Melbourne Water is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced companies for the design development and construction of seven mini-hydro generating plants on Melbourne Water’s bulk water supply network.

Companies lodging expressions of interest will be evaluated and up to four may be shortlisted by Melbourne Water. Only shortlisted companies will be permitted to tender for the design and construction contract.

The project involves the construction of mini-hydro generating plants at seven selected sites on Melbourne Water’s water supply network, details of which are given in Table 1.

It is proposed that three plants be installed and commissioned during the period May to October 2006 and that the remainder be installed and commissioned during the period May to October 2007. The issue of Request for Tender documents is scheduled for 8 December 2004.

Expressions of Interest are to be lodged in Melbourne Water’s Tender Box no later than 1:00pm, on Wednesday 13 October 2004. The Expression of Interest shall be enclosed in a sealed plain envelope bearing the Applicant’s name and postal address, and endorsed “Expression of Interest for Mini-Hydro Generating Plants”. The Expressions of Interest shall be lodged in the Tender Box on the Ground Floor, 100 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne, no later than the time stated above. If forwarded by pre-paid post, the endorsed and sealed envelope enclosing the Application shall be annotated as above and addressed to:

The Tender Box, Melbourne Water Corporation, PO Box 4342, Melbourne, Victoria 3001.

All enquiries during the expression of interest phase should be made to the SKM Project Manager, Mr Greg Nicholas or to Melbourne Water (Steven Paradiss) . It is preferable that all queries be made in writing, by letter, fax or email.

CONTACT: Mr. Greg Nicholas, Sinclair Knight Merz Pty. Ltd.590 Orrong Road, Armadale, VIC. Tel: +61 39 248 3125. Fax: +61 39 500 1182. Email:; or Mr Steven Paradiss, Melbourne Water Corporation, PO Box 4342, Melbourne 3001. Tel: +61 39 235 7259. Fax: +61 39 235 2579. Email:


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