D&B Wins Wards Island WWTP Design Contract

Posted on January 6, 2016

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The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) has awarded the contract for “Design Services for Reconstruction of Primary Settling Tanks at Wards Island WWTP.” In its notification letter to D&B, the NYCDEP stated that out of the many proposals received for this project, “the D&B proposal received the highest technical rating.”

The Wards Island WWTP, commissioned in 1937, is the second largest treatment plant in NYC, serving a population of over one million residents in Manhattan and the Bronx. The plant treats up to 275 million gallons per day (mgd) average dry weather flow and 550 mgd wet weather flow. Many of its facilities are the original structures or equipment, some of which have exceeded their useful life and are in need of upgrading and/or replacement. The scope of work under this contract is intended to provide for critical repair work to the Plant’s Primary Settling Tank System, including 10 Primary Settling Tanks (PST) as well as improvements to associated equipment.

The D&B Team provides a number of benefits to the NYCDEP for this project. First and foremost, D&B has intimate knowledge of the background of the project and existing Wards Island WWTP site conditions as D&B is already successfully working on a similar project for the reconstruction of the Final Settling Tanks. The D&B Team is comprised of highly experienced D&B personnel and subcontractors who have great familiarity and experience with the Wards Island WWTP and have put together an outstanding record of successfully completing jobs.

The anticipated contract term is 5 years. Congratulations to the D&B Team for an outstanding win of a highly competitive contract.