Laing O’Rourke understands that the water industry is predominantly engineering-driven, with a high level of integrated civil, mechanical and electrical expertise required to deliver fit-for-purpose end products that meet the health and environmental needs of the communities they serve.
In Australia we designed and constructed the country's first potable water recycling plant, and are a leading provider in the management and engineering of industrial water processing.
In the UK we have major framework agreements with clients including Yorkshire Water and Thames Water.
Laing O’Rourke’s leading in-house manufacturing, civil, mechanical and electrical expertise is crucial given these types of projects are very concrete and process engineering intensive. Our direct employment model is also a major benefit as it gives us greater control and dependability in delivering complex water projects on time and within budget.
Using an innovative DfMA solution for the aeration and final settlement tanks, Laing O’Rourke is delivering the project to upgrade existing facilities and build new capacity at one of Europe’s largest sewage treatment works on opposing banks of the River Thames at Beckton and Crossness. The project is on track to hand over to the client under budget and three months ahead of schedule.
In the Australian coal seam gas market, Laing O’Rourke is constructing the Kenya Water Treatment Plant at Chinchilla in Queensland for client QGC, the second of three such plants for this client. These plants house the processing infrastructure needed to purify water released during the mining and capture process.
Laing O’Rourke takes an integrated approach to deliver solutions to complex water management issues. Our capability encompasses expertise in pumping stations, processing plants, tunnelling, clean water, waste water and industrial water networks, and water main construction and maintenance to ensure the efficient operation of the water services for urban, agricultural and industrial purposes.
We also offer broader gas and electricity utility network connection solutions from the installation of mains and service utility networks through to their continuous maintenance and eventual disconnection.