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PIIOP 3 Structures and Project Management Services

Murray Irrigation Limited (MIL)

Deniliquin, NSW

2017 – 2019


project overview

Ertech completed several projects as part of Murray Irrigations’ PIIOP 3 project. PIIOP 3 was focused on upgrading larger infrastructure within the main canals of the network, completing Murray Irrigation’s modernisation journey. These works began in 2017 and have improved system control and allowed the Client to harvest rain water events. PIIOP 3 works merged with earlier updates that increased flow rates and improved ordering flexibility for customers.

scope of works

Ertech’s structures and project management scopes included the following:
ECI Project Management Package
This package included the provision of project management support to MIL as part of the delivery of its PIIOP Round 3 funding ($50m) programme of works to upgrade its major irrigation infrastructure.
The scope included:

  • Project Management;
  • Project Engineering;
  • Site Engineering;
  • Site Supervision;
  • Safety Management.

This was a continuation of Ertech’s services dating back to 2012.

Construct Only Packages (3 No.)
This scope of works included:

  • Asset decommissioning;
  • Major concrete works;
  • Bulk / detailed earthworks;
  • Large mechanical gate / seal replacements;
  • Electrical upgrades at 46 No. irrigation control structures along the Berrigan Canal, Mulwala Canal and Wakool Main Canal.

The award of this package followed on from the successful completion of prior ECI phases. The construction works commenced late-May each year after the closure of the irrigation season and had to be dry commissioned late-July of the same year ahead of the opening of the irrigation season.

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