Arcadis awarded design of major N.C. wastewater treatment plant

Arcadis has been selected to provide engineering design services for the new 18 million gallons per day (MGD) Western Wake Regional Water Reclamation Facility in western Wake County, N.C. Wake County is home to North Carolina's Research Triangle Park where the cities of Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and Durham have attracted thousands of people for its universities, high-tech laboratories, corporate headquarters and lifestyle...

DENVER, Dec. 13, 2005 -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Arcadis has been selected to provide engineering design services for the new 18 million gallons per day (MGD) Western Wake Regional Water Reclamation Facility in western Wake County, North Carolina. Wake County is home to North Carolina's Research Triangle Park where the cities of Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and Durham have attracted thousands of people for its universities, high-tech laboratories, corporate headquarters and lifestyle.

Decades of regional growth combined with evolving regulatory requirements and pressure to provide cost-effective services while protecting the community's quality of life have presented the towns of Apex, Cary and Morrisville with a challenge: to responsibly provide long-term economical wastewater management solutions. As a result, ARCADIS will design and build a regional wastewater treatment facility to provide the necessary capacity and comply with the terms of the Interbasin Transfer agreement. The design award is worth $9 million in fees.

To oversee the regional solution, the Western Wake Partners were formed for which the Town of Cary serves as the lead agency responsible for design, construction, operation and maintenance of the first regional greenfield water reclamation facility of this scale in North Carolina.

"The selection of Arcadis for this critical project reinforces our position as the premier water and advanced wastewater treatment solutions provider in the state, as well as nationally and globally," said Bryan Mulqueen, senior vice president and North Carolina state manager for Arcadis. Mulqueen said the design is scheduled to be completed in 16 months and the plant will go online in 2010. "The plant design is for 18 MGD and is expandable to 30 MGD."

The Arcadis team is responsible for designing a state-of-the-art facility including biological nutrient removal, disinfection, biosolids treatment, administration and maintenance facilities, related site improvements, and all ancillary and support facilities. The company designed a wastewater treatment plant in Cary in the mid-1990s that has demonstrated superior treatment performance.

Arcadis (www.arcadis-us.com) is a global network of business professionals that provides project management, consultancy and engineering services to enhance mobility, sustainability and quality of life. ARCADIS develops, designs, implements, maintains and operates projects for companies and governments. With 10,000 employees and $1 billion in gross revenue the company is multi-nationally present with a close-knit local network.

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