Monterey desalination source water slant well contract awarded to Boart Longyear

California American Water has contracted Boart Longyear to construct seven to nine source water slant wells to draw ocean water for the desalination facility for the Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project...

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After a comprehensive procurement process American Water Works subsidiary California American Water will work with drilling service provider Boart Longyear on the desalination plant in the Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project.

Boart Longyear was selected to construct seven to nine source water slant wells to draw ocean water for the desalination facility proposed as part of California American Water’s $320 million Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project.

Boart Longyear ranked highest and provided the lowest cost among the three respondents to a request for proposals (RFP) that was issued in September.

Respondents were evaluated on business, technical and price criteria. Boart Longyear submitted a proposal for approximately $2.8 million per source water slant well, which is slightly lower than California American Water’s engineering estimate.

California American Water and Boart Longyear constructed a test slant well earlier this year to assess the feasibility of slant well technology at California American Water’s preferred project site. Water quality results and production capability of the test slant well have so far exceeded expectations.

California American Water will now provide the proposals it received in response to the RFP, along with its evaluation report and draft contract to the Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project Governance Committee, which will conduct its own review and make further recommendations.

The committee is set to discuss the matter in public during a special meeting set for Tuesday, December 1, 10:00 a.m., at the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District office located at 5 Harris Court in Monterey.

More information on the Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project can be found here.

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