Construction work advances at the Receiving Lift Station (RLS) at the Front of Plant (FoP) site. With the installation of submersible pumps, piping and other supporting equipment, SVCW’s contractor partner, Shea Parsons Joint Venture (SPJV), continues with the hydrotesting (water pressure testing) of the twin manifolds and support piping to test for potential leaks. This month, SPJV is also preparing to form the connection between the RLS and the 6-inch discharge pipeline for the Surge and Flow Splitter (SFS) shaft sump pump. Additional work includes installation of stairs and other miscellaneous finishing applications. As the Front of Plant approaches final stages of construction, the project team continues to maintain a high level of coordination between the contractor and SVCW’s Operations & Maintenance (O&M) team.
SPJV is working towards the completion of construction of the SFS shaft this month. With the SFS shaft roof now in place, SPJV is working on finishing coating application on the SFS surface. This will be followed by installation of wires, conduits and other instrumentation as well as additional piping and valves at the shaft deck. Concurrently, efforts towards a safe and timely startup of the Front of Plant site are ongoing, with initial startup and testing of electrical and instrumentation equipment continuing this month. SVCW and SPJV are also working together to organize training sessions with various equipment vendors to ensure that the O&M crew receive comprehensive operational training prior to full startup of the system.