Vinci wins contract to modernise dam near Brisbane in Australia

Seymour Whyte, a subsidiary of Vinci Construction in Australia, has won a contract to upgrade Cressbrook Dam in the Toowoomba area, approximately 100 km from Brisbane.

Cressbrook dam near Toowoomba (Photo: Vinci)

The project, in collaboration with engineering firm SMEC, aims to increase the dam’s capacity to protect Toowoomba from flooding and enhance its climate resilience.

Construction works, which will take around two years to complete, include upgrades to access roads, the widening of the concrete spillway, extensive upgrades to the dam’s filtration system, as well as the raising of the dam’s crest height.

Lastly, Seymour Whyte intends to deploy a major environmental scheme, including the recycling of materials for the construction of the dam wall and technical improvements to allow for natural fish migration.

The project is estimated to cost a total of €86 million.


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