SMEC has been working on the project on intermittent basis since 2013 when the team commenced several engineering studies which included:
The services were provided by SMEC engineers based in Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, Sydney and Port Moresby. SMEC has recommended several design improvements during the due diligence study that resolved the type of dam and spillway to be constructed. The proposed rockfill dam will proceed with a geomembrane face in place of a steel plate. The team also identified a surface spillway solution instead of a tunnel spillway, resulting in significant improvement in the design function and reduction of the project cost.
Reflecting the strong collaborative relationship with the client, the team recently secured additional services to deliver a desktop study for the Edevu water supply scheme. SMEC will develop concepts to inform water treatment, water transmission and associated infrastructure, which will enable the facility to supply safe drinking water to Port Moresby. The outcome of the desktop study will be crucial for the next stage of the feasibility study.
Specialists from SMEC’s Water Resources team will deliver technical presentations at the 2023 Floodplain Management Australia National Conference in Sydney. The annual event has been hosted by the FMA for over 50 years, and is the most esteemed flood risk management forum of its kind in Australia.
The SMEC RITES JV has been overseeing the management and implementation of the Haryana Orbital Rail Corridor (HORC) project since early 2022, with foundation stone laid in October 2022 by Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
SMEC has been engaged by DT Global, through the Australian Government-funded Economic and Social Infrastructure Program (ESIP), to undertake a feasibility study for the rehabilitation of the Pauanda Hydropower Project in Papua New Guinea.
SMEC’s bridge structures specialists are presenting technical papers at the 2023 Australian Small Bridges Conference, Australasia’s largest bridge exhibition, held on the Gold Coast, Australia. The Conference will feature a comprehensive exhibition, providing attendees the opportunity to view and discuss innovative products and services now available from bridge contractors, designers and suppliers.