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Newtown Creek Water Pollution Control Plant

Site size

53 acres (21ha)

Population served

446,000 full-time residents plus 1.3 million working in the area

Current capacity

1.2 million cubic metres per day

Final capacity

1.8 million cubic metres per day

Current biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) removal

60%

Final BOD removal

85%

Treatment area expansion

From 16 to 24

Control building floorspace

3,600m²

Pipe diameter range

7.6mm to 2,400mm

Electrical load upgrade

Increase load (from 7.5MVA to 50MVA) and distribution voltage (from 4.16kV to 13.8kV)

Plant expansion cost

$680m

Overall project cost

$2.2bn

<b>Digesters</b>

Quantity

8

Type

Carbon steel

Volume

11.3 million litres (each)

Diameter

25.6m

Height

27.4m

Project planning

1997

Groundbreaking ceremony

20 June 2000

Draft EIS public meeting

9 April 2003

Plant expansion work began

August 2003

North battery excavation began

December 2003

Plant construction completion

February 2009

Project completion

2013

Client

New York City Department of Environmental Protection

Plant expansion contractor

Joint venture of Skanska USA Civil - Slattery Skanska, Gottlieb Skanska and Underpinning &#38; Foundation Skanska - (45&#37;), Picone / McCullagh JV (30&#37;) and Perini Corp (25&#37;)

Project planning / design

Hazen and Sawyer; Greeley and Hansen; Malcolm Pirnie Inc

Architects (disinfection and admin buildings)

Polshek Partnership

Environmental impact studies

AKRF

Aeration equipment

Sanitaire

Centrifuges

Bird Machine Company

Sludge collection equipment

E-Mech Contracting

Process air piping

Heritage Mechanical

Instrumentation and control wiring

Five Star Electric
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