Construction work proceeds on the Receiving Lift Station (RLS) at the Front of Plant (FoP) site. SVCW’s contractor partner, Shea Parsons Joint Venture (SPJV), completed application of paint on all of the process equipment such as pumps, piping, and motors. This month, SPJV is working on installation of supplemental process equipment, such as sump pumps and valves on the RLS piping manifolds. SPJV has also completed installation of stairs on the shaft exterior along with miscellaneous architectural improvements. As the Front of Plant construction draws to a close over the next few months, the contractor continues to maintain a high level of coordination with SVCW’s Operations & Maintenance (O&M) team to ensure the highest levels of safety and quality of work.
Concurrently, efforts towards a safe and timely startup of the Front of Plant facilities continue to make headway. A 21-day functional test has commenced at the new Headworks facility. Efforts are ongoing to kickstart a functional test at the SFS and RLS shafts later this month. Functional tests are performed ahead of facility start up to ensure that all systems are working as expected prior to full start up. SVCW and SPJV continue to work together to organize regular training sessions with various equipment vendors to ensure SVCW O&M staff receives comprehensive operational training prior to full startup and the transition of the operating facility to SVCW.