Jan. 25 (Bloomberg) — Leighton Holdings Ltd.’s Thiess unit has been awarded a five-year operations and maintenance contract with Sydney Water, Australia’s largest water utility, that’s worth A$175 million ($182 million).

Thiess said today in a statement to the Australian Securities Exchange that the contract “was one of the largest of its kind in Australia’s water industry.” Thiess’s clients also include the Wonthaggi reverse-osmosis desalination plant on the Bass coast near Melbourne.

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