Broomfield, Colo., December 10, 2012, - MWH Constructors announced today that it has been awarded a $57 million contract by the City of Fremont, Ohio. MWH Constructors will provide preconstruction and construction manager-at-risk (CMAR) services to upgrade and expand the Fremont Water Pollution Control Center (WPCC) in what will be the largest public project ever undertaken by the City of Fremont.
The existing wastewater collection system was built in 1949 and is a combined sewer overflow (CSO) system that conveys dry weather flow to the wastewater plant at approximately 6 million gallons per day (mgd). The plant is sized to effectively process the dry weather flow, but during wet weather events the combined raw sewage and storm water is greater than the collection system and plant capacities. The result is an overflow into the Sandusky River, which has important recreation value to the community and is a spawning area for Lake Erie Walleye game fish.
The project will expand capacity to 24 mgd to enhance environmental protection and the health and well-being of all residents in the region. The completed project will also meet state and Environmental Protection Agency regulatory requirements. Construction is scheduled to begin this spring with a completion date of December 2015.
MWH Constructors has teamed with Mosser Construction, a Fremont-based general contractor, to assist with pre-construction and construction activity.
“We’re extremely pleased to be named construction manager-at-risk and look forward to joining forces with Mosser Construction and the City of Fremont to further protect the public health and water quality for their residents,” said Blair M. Lavoie, president for MWH Constructors. “We’re committed to supporting the local economy and businesses through subcontractor relationships. Our collaboration with Mosser Construction will be key to the success of this project that will serve the community for many years.”
MWH Constructors provides start-to-finish pre-construction, construction and construction management services. Mostly recently, MWH Constructors was ranked as the No. 1 contractor in the wastewater and sewage and solid waste categories by Engineering News-Record (ENR) Top 400 Contractors Source Book.
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