Wastewater treatment plant expansion to more than double treatment capacity

Nov. 4, 2010
FREDERICK, MD, Nov. 4, 2010 --- Fru-Con Construction has been awarded a $10.2 million contract to expand the Winters Branch Pump Station in Manassas, Virginia...

FREDERICK, MD, Nov. 4, 2010 --- Fru-Con Construction has been awarded a $10.2 million contract to expand the Winters Branch Pump Station in Manassas, Virginia. The project award was made by the Upper Occoquan Sewage Authority (UOSA).

Fru-Con will construct new facilities to more than double the capacity of the Winters Branch facility from 7.2 million gallons a day (MGD) to 17.5 MGD. In addition to refurbishing the existing pump station, Fru-Con will build a new submersible pump station; a new gravity sewer; a new emergency generator and surge tank building; a new flow meter and valve vault; and new odor control facilities. It also will run 10,000 feet of new 24-inch force main.

"The force main traverses arterial roads, railways, creeks and utility infrastructure," Madkour said. "To execute this element of the project with precision and efficiency will require significant coordination with third parties."

The project is part of the UOSA's response to rapid population growth in the 11-billion-gallon Occoquan Reservoir watershed in northern Virginia.

Winters Branch is a sister facility to the Flat Branch Pump Station, where Fru-Con constructed a $40.3 million project initiated in 2009. Many of the professionals who managed construction at Flat Branch will maintain their roles for the Winters Branch expansion. Fru-Con Senior Project Manager Osama Madkour said, "Our ability to deploy a seasoned project team, experienced in working with UOSA, enabled us to be very competitive and present excellent value to the owner."

Founded in 1872, Fru-Con is the 10th oldest contractor in the United States. A member of Bilfinger Berger SE, a firm based in Germany that operates globally, Fru-Con provides construction services in four primary markets: environment, heavy industrial, institutional and government. The firm is based in Woodbridge, Va. To learn more, visit www.frucon.com.


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