USA: Water Treatment Amec Foster Wheeler Awarded $ 48.4 Million Contract for Upgrades in US Water Treatment Plant

Editor: Alexander Stark

Amec Foster Wheeler announces that it has been awarded a $ 48.4 million design-build contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to upgrade the water treatment plant at the Bunker Hill Superfund site near Kellogg, Idaho.

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(Source: Amec Foster Wheeler)

Kellogg/USA — Under the contract, the engineering company will design and construct an expansion of the currently operating Central Treatment Plant, including new reactors, a sludge thickener and pressure filter system. It will also design and construct an 8,000-foot (2,400 meters) slurry wall, groundwater collection system with 9,7 kilometers of piping, and a ten-acre sludge impoundment area. The company will also provide operation and maintenance of the facility throughout design, construction, and commissioning and for one year after.

The work is part of required remedial action under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) efforts to clean up historic contamination in the Silver Valley, one of the largest historical mining districts in the world.

Ann Massey, President of Amec Foster Wheeler’s Environment & Infrastructure business, said: “Using our experience and expertise in remediation works, we are best placed to help our clients address their environmental liabilities. We use safe, energy-efficient and innovative treatment methods designed to optimise performance for the next 50 years, minimise the environmental impact and restore areas which have been under stress due to heavy mining activity. We’re pleased to have been commissioned by USACE to do this remedial work, which can be rolled out in other parts of the U.S.”

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