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.
SMEC’s technical specialists are presenting technical papers at this year’s Australasian Tunnelling Conference 2023 in Auckland, New Zealand.
Specialists from SMEC’s Power and Energy team will deliver presentations at the 2023 All-Energy Conference in Melbourne. The annual conference is delivered in collaboration with the Clean Energy Council and grants attendees access to the most recent technology, information, and trends pertinent to professionals in the renewable energy sector.
SMEC has once again teamed up with the Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation to make a meaningful difference in the lives of young children in Vietnam. This marks SMEC’s second collaboration with the Vietnam-based nongovernment organisation, and together, they are focused on building a vital kitchen facility for Thanh Long Kindergarten in Ha Giang province, Vietnam. This project aims to improve the lives of 70 underprivileged children.
Specialists from SMEC Dams & Hydropower and Geotech teams will deliver technical presentations at the 2023 ANCOLD Conference in Cairns. The annual conference highlights the essential role that dams play in sustaining humanity through methods of water supply, energy production and minerals processing.