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Upper Ringarooma Irrigation Scheme

ClientTasIrrigation
Value$7.0M
StateTasmania
CompletedMay 2015

Tasmanian Irrigation awarded VEC this project that included the design and construction of over 36km of pipeline ranging from 110mm dia up to 800mm dia, 42 property outlets, 92 air valves, 10 scour valves, 2 pump stations, 2 monitoring weirs, a pipe bridge and a workshop.

The Project

VEC engaged Entura to undertake the design of the pipeline, pump station and associated works. VEC and Entura worked in partnership with Tasmanian Irrigation to develop a compliant and efficient design. Important considerations during this collaborative process were safety in design, constructability and long term operational efficiency. Key features of the project are as follows:

1. Simplified pumping system

The Cottons Bridge PS was redesigned from the original concept to allow removal of the second major pump station from the scheme and to allow Cottons Bridge PS to operate for both the summer (distribution) and winter (harvesting) cycles. Through application of the pumps to both distribution modes, the scheme performance requirements have been met whilst still minimising the CAPEX and ongoing operational cost to the project and Tasmanian Irrigation.

2. Minimisation of OPEX

As part of VEC’s proposal, four alignment changes were detailed in an alternative proposal. This enabled VEC to minimise the pumping head to the Legerwood and Alberton lines, thereby reducing long term OPEX. OPEX was further reduced due to the development of the simplified pumping system as noted above.

3. Innovation

Innovation is a core value of the VEC business; we like to look at our clients challenges and by drawing on our own experiences deliver a unique product that we consider provides an optimal solution and exceeds client expectations.

Head Office

10b Industrial Dr, Ulverstone,
TAS 7315

PO Box 812
Ulverstone, TAS 7315
info@vec.com.au

Phone +61 3 6425 6530
Fax +61 3 6425 6112

Hobart Office

Level 3, 116 Bathurst Street
Hobart, TAS 7000

PO Box 812
Ulverstone, TAS 7315
info@vec.com.au

Phone +61 3 6425 6530
Fax +61 3 6425 6112

Melbourne Office

Level 10, 567 Collins Street, 
Melbourne, VIC 3000

PO Box 812 
Ulverstone, TAS 7315
info@vec.com.au

Phone +61 (03) 9278 5100
Fax +61 3 6425 6112

Queensland Office

135 Coronation Drive
Milton, QLD 4064

PO Box 812 
Ulverstone, TAS 7315
info@vec.com.au

Phone +61 3 6425 6530
Fax +61 3 6425 6112