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Remondis enterprise gets two key Queensland contracts

 Remondis Aqua has debuted in the Australian market, securing Queensland contracts with rail logistics giant Aurizon and Gladstone Regional Council.

Based at Rocklea, the Queensland headquarters of Remondis Australia, the specialised Remondis Aqua business will service and maintain Aurizon’s sewage and pollution treatment plants at Toowoomba, Gladstone, Rockhampton, Mackay, Bowen and Townsville.

The company will also handle day-to-day operation of Aurizon’s Queensland treatment plant systems, along with pumping stations and oily water separators. Other tasks include performing ongoing maintenance and water quality testing at the treatment plants and other locations and driving plant upgrade and expansion projects.

Four additional regionally based Plant Operators have been engaged to carry out the services under the contract over the next 5 years, with additional expertise coming from the Remondis project management team. Remondis has been a long-term partner of Aurizon, having provided total waste and recycling services to the company for more than 10 years across Australia.

“Our customers take comfort from Remondis being able to provide both water management and recycling services, allowing us to apply our deep understanding of the Aurizon business to both service streams,” said Remondis Aqua Australia general manager Sebastian Weil.

Meanwhile, Gladstone Regional Council has awarded the company a key $850,000 contract to operate and maintain two wastewater treatment plants for the next two years, with extension options for up to eight years. The contract includes the operation and maintenance of a Reverse Osmosis plant to produce recycled water for vehicle washing, under a process compliant with the Queensland Government’s biosecurity legislation and of a Membrane Bio Reactor (MBR) to treat sewerage.

The company sees the opportunity as a launching pad for it to expand water treatment applications across Australian regional communities, especially as far as drinking water is concerned. Remondis is already active in Gladstone, having recently expanded its partnership with a major resources company to provide full waste management collection services at the Boyne aluminium smelters. This builds on a longer-term contract to deliver specialised waste management services to a large LNG plant on Curtis Island.

Weil said the Aurizon and Gladstone Regional Council contracts were significant commercial breakthroughs for Remondis Aqua.

“Remondis Aqua is a global leader when it comes to efficient, innovative and quality wastewater treatment operations,” Weil said. “Bringing our technology and expertise to Australia expands our reach and adds another chapter to our extensive history. We have the knowledge and resources to give customers what they want, with sustainability and cost efficiency at the forefront of everything we do.”