Tyco Water, a division of Tyco Flow Control, has been selected to support the construction of Australia's largest desalination project, one of the largest public-private partnerships for infrastructure in the world.

The desalination plant to be constructed in the State of Victoria is critical to meeting the needs of the drought-stricken areas of southern and eastern Australia and has the capability to turn seawater into close to 40 billion gallons of drinking water per year for some 3.5 million people in Melbourne and surrounding areas.

As part of the USD 120 million contract, Tyco Flow Control will supply the project with 6200 mild steel pipes, stretching across 53mi and connecting the desalination plant to the Melbourne water supply.