This concerns the renovation of the Chamkar Mon water treatment plant, valued at some €21 million. Teams have been working since September on the demolition of the existing plant, prior to the design-build phase for the new plant which will see the production of drinking water there increase from 20,000 to 52,000 cu. metres a day. The works will take two years. The NCI Project Alliance comprises the New Zealand Transport Agency, HEB Construction, Fulton Hogan, Opus and Jacobs. The project is an important link in helping to realize the full benefits of the Western Ring Route by giving users an alternative route to State Highway 1 and the Auckland Harbour Bridge. It will also create better travel choices for walkers, cyclists and users of public transport.