Skanska to build wastewater treatment plant in Georgia – contract amount is USD 52.5 M, about SEK 380 M
Skanska has been awarded a project to construct a ready-to-operate wastewater treatment facility in Douglas County in the Greater Atlanta area, Georgia. The contract amounts to USD 52.5 M, about SEK 380 M, and is included in order bookings for the third quarter. The customer is Douglasville-Douglas County Water and Sewer Authority.
The assignment involves a new wastewater treatment facility with a capacity of six million gallons per day, approximately 23,000 cubic meters. The scope of the assignment for Skanska includes all construction and installation work. The project is to be delivered ready to operate, which means that Skanska is also responsible for start-up and commissioning of the entire facility. The project encompasses civil engineering work, for example, heavy concrete elements such as basins and tanks, as well as installation of piping and the control and instrumentation equipment. The contract requires excavation of some 535,000 cubic meters of earth, rock blasting of about 107,000 cubic meters, installation of more than 15 kilometers of process piping, pouring of approximately 19,000 cubic meters of concrete with 2,270 metric tons of reinforcing steel. Work begins in October and is scheduled to be completed in approximately two and half years. The new treatment facility will replace an existing plant. The project will result in a capacity increase necessitated by the sharp growth in population in the region. The number of wastewater customers in Douglasville-Douglas County is increasing at a rate of 6 percent annually. The treatment plant will be constructed by Skanska USA Civil’s unit Atlantic Skanska, which within the last year has secured four water treatment plant projects in the Greater Atlanta area, with a combined value of USD 155 M. Atlantic Skanska is based in Atlanta, Georgia, and is engaged in civil engineering construction projects in the southeastern US. Skanska USA Civil specializes in such infrastructure projects as construction of bridges, highways, power generation and public transit systems as well as water treatment and water pollution control plants. With operations in the eastern US, Colorado and California, the company has some 4,200 employees. Skanska USA Civil posted sales in 2004 of about SEK 12 billion. For further information please contact: Karen Diemer, Communications Manager, Skanska USA Civil, tel +1 718 746 2785 Anna Wenner, Press Officer, Skanska AB, tel +46 8 753 88 99 Skanska is one of the world’s leading construction groups with expertise in construction, development of commercial and residential projects and public-private partnerships. The Group currently has 54,000 employees in selected home markets in Europe, in the US and Latin America. Sales in 2004 totaled SEK 121 billion, USD 17 billion.