Whyalla WRP Detailed Design

  • ASpect’s Client: Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • Head Client: SA Water
  • Plant Configuration: SBR
  • Plant Size: 16,000 EP
  • Project Value: $6M (ASpect Fee $214k)
  • Project Duration:  November 2003 to July 2007

Detailed Design, Whyalla WRP (greenfield SBRs including EBPR) with Parsons Brickerhoff for SA Water (SA).

Whyalla WRP is a new large scale sewer mining (extraction) facility that treats the majority of the sewage generated in the city of Whyalla. ASpect, as part of a team headed by Parsons Brinckerhoff, was awarded the detailed design, documentation and commissioning of the new Whyalla WRP. It was the first project to use ASpect’s H2O&C controls design package for P&IDs, tagging, equipment data basing and listing, and functional descriptions. The concept of Whyalla WRP was to extract most of the sewage that currently flows to existing WWTP, treat it, and supply it (on a large scale) to customers such as Whyalla Council and the local golf course. The new Whyalla WRP is also an R&D facility for SA Water. It includes sequencing batch reactors (SBRs) with the flexibility to target and optimise denitrification and enhanced biological phosphorus removal (EBPR). It is an entirely unique SBR and EBPR reactor, for an entirely unique circumstance.