Omāroro delivery contract signed

Published 15/06/2020

Wellington Water chief executive Colin Crampton and Derrick Adams, chief executive of HEB Construction, today signed the contract for delivery of Omāroro Reservoir.

Wellington Water chief executive Colin Crampton (left) and Derrick Adams (right) , chief executive of HEB Construction, today signed the contract for delivery of Omāroro Reservoir.

Also present at the signing were Steve Croft, HEB’s GM of structures and specialised operations, and James Lake, the contractor’s representative and project manager, Richard Hickman, project manager, and Malcolm Franklin, panel lead of Connect Water (a Wellington Water consultancy panel member), as well as Wellington Water GM Development and Delivery Tonia Haskell, major projects director Stephen Wright, and project director Gareth Penhale.

Colin provided the HEB team with some brief context for the taonga that was now in their hands – the delivery of new drinking water infrastructure critical to the Wellington region’s growth and resilience.

Derrick acknowledged that responsibility, and the hard work that had gone into getting to this step: the planning, solution, design and approval – which took longer than the three years it will take to build the reservoir. The project had been a target of HEB’s for a long time, he said, as was increased work in the Wellington region.

Construction on the reservoir is expected to begin in August.

 

 Left to right: Malcolm Franklin (Connect Water), Richard Hickman (Connect Water), Gareth Penhale (Wellington Water), James Lake (HEB Construction), Colin Crampton (Wellington Water), Derrick Adams (HEB Construction), Tonia Haskell (Wellington Water), Steve Croft (HEB Construction), Stephen Wright (Wellington Water).