More accolades for the Wellington Dam Alliance

September 22, 2011

The Wellington Dam Alliance was recently recognised at the IEA Engineering Excellence Awards in Western Australia, winning the ‘Innovation and Development’ section for the recently completed upgrade of Wellington Dam.

Entura was a key member of the Alliance by leading the design effort and providing the dam design expertise.

This is the fourth award for this project, after taking out three categories at the 2011 Western Australia Leighton Contractors Excellence Awards.

The upgrade has brought the 70 year old concrete weir into line with modern engineering standards, secured the viability of a multi-million dollar irrigation industry and ensured the safety of downstream communities.

The construction at Wellington Dam was successfully completed on 12 August 2011. The $40 million alliance contract has been an outstanding success with work completed four months ahead of schedule, 15%under budget and without a lost time injury.