Water Industry News

Skanska awarded $60 million NYC wastewater treatment plant upgrade

August 9, 2005

Skanska has been hired to upgrade the 26th Ward Water Pollution Control Plant in Brooklyn in New York. The contract is worth USD 60 M (SEK 433 M included in order bookings for the third quarter of 2005). 

The project will update equipment and modernize the facility to increase its reliability and enable it to meet regulatory requirements.

The scope of work covers upgrading of all stages in the treatment process, including replacement of pumps, valves, fans and piping, as well as repairs to basins and tanks. Also included in the contract are control rooms, a power substation and a building for chemicals handling, as well as the installation of control and regulatory equipment.

Work is scheduled to begin immediately and be completed in May 2008. Skanska USA Civil's Gottlieb Skanska operating unit will lead the project, which will be carried out jointly with Slattery Skanska.

This is Skanska's fourth major environmental project in New York during the past few years. Skanska was recently contracted to construct a water quality facility in Brooklyn (USD 136 M) and is currently carrying out major expansions of two wastewater treatment plants - the North River Water Pollution Control Plant (USD 46.6 M) and the wastewater plant at Newtown Creek, for which Skanska's share of the contract amounts to USD 222 M.

Skanska USA Civil specializes in such infrastructure projects as construction of bridges, highways, power generation and public transit systems as well as water treatment and water pollution control plants. With operations in the eastern US, Colorado and California, the company has some 4,400 employees. Skanska USA Civil posted sales in 2004 of about SEK 12 billion.