Black & Veatch leads large membrane plant design-build

Black & Veatch is leading a joint venture with Dillingham Construction to design and build a $30 million, 20 mgd water treatment plant using membrane technology for California Water Company.

March 22, 2001—Black & Veatch is leading a joint venture with Dillingham Construction to design and build a $30 million, 20 million gal/day (mgd) water treatment plant using membrane technology for California Water Company of San Jose, a private water company serving cities in California, Washington, and New Mexico.

When completed in 2003, this facility will provide drinking water for northeast Bakersfield, CA, and parts of Kern County. It will also be the largest membrane water treatment plant on the west coast of the United States.

Competitive cost, reduced space requirements, reliable operation with less operator attention, and higher quality water, especially with respect to removal of microbes, such as Giardia and Cryptosporidium, are advantages of membrane filtration compared to conventional media.

A highly unusual aspect of this design-build project is that construction will be done by the "open book" method, which gives a cost-saving incentive to all parties. The joint venture partners provide to the owner a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP). If actual costs of purchased equipment and subcontracts are lower than the GMP, the savings are shared between the design-build team and the owner.

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