2005 – The Eildon Dam Improvement Project – Another Alliancing Success Story

Steven Fox, Robert Cooper, Shane McGrath

The Project Alliance delivery model is becoming more popular within the dams industry as owners, designers and constructors seek more effective ways to deliver upgrades that are needed to meet
contemporary community expectations whilst managing the significant safety and commercial risks
typical of these projects.

The Eildon Alliance has recently completed the Eild on Dam Improvement Project on behalf of Goulburn- Murray Water. This $52 M project involved reconstruction and raising of the upper portion of the 80 m high embankment, works to strengthen the spillway chute to cope with larger flood events and refurbishment of the original 50 year old spillway mechanical equipment.

The Eildon Alliance was responsible for the detailed design, construction, commissioning and project
management of this major upgrade. To be successful, a project alliance requires
the alliance partners to adopt a cooperative approach throughout the project. This paper de
tails the benefits that this cooperation provided at Eildon, reasons for selecting the alliance project delivery model and the outcomes achieved.

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