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Faulty valves discovered in Victoria’s Wonthaggi desalination plant

The troubled desalination plant at Wonthaggi has hit a roadblock as thousands of valves designed to control water flow have failed, the Herald Sun reports.

Builders are desperately trying to meet a June 30 deadline before $1.8 million a day in penalty payments begin, but workers have warned the valves are a "substantial problem".

Builder Thiess Degremont has admitted the fault, saying the valves are under warranty.

But workers say the valves’ failure will cause significant delays.

"The valves are actually failing, there’s about a 99 per cent failure rate," a source said.

Read the full report at Herald Sun.

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