The City of Bakersfield awarded Kiewit Pacific Co., a subsidiary of Kiewit Corporation, a $29 million project to upgrade the existing Bakersfield Wastewater Treatment Plant. To date, this project is the largest contract the City of Bakersfield has ever awarded.
In May 2000, Kiewit Pacific Co. was selected to construct this $98 million, 12 MGD water treatment plant. The project consists of 31 structures, including an administration building, three oxidation ditches, four secondary clarifiers, two waste-activated sludge tanks, a solids handling basin, a chlorine contact basin, filter building, chemical feed building and influent pump station.
Kiewit received the 2018 Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) National Award of Excellence in Water/ Wastewater. The project consisted of facility upgrades at the 240 MGD RM Clayton Water Reclamation Center—the City of Atlanta’s largest. The scope of work primarily consisted of the removal of the replacement of the coarse screening, installation of a new grit removal and dewatering systems and new flow-monitoring equipment. The project also included several upgrades and replacements to existing process equipment including the 4 bar screens, washer compactor and screenings conveyor equipment, 26 electric actuated sluice gates, various underground utilities, electrical and control upgrades and new DCS / Foxboro integration.