Construction work is set to complete at the Front of Plant (FoP) site. This month, SVCW’s contractor partner, Shea Parsons Joint Venture (SPJV) completed installation of stairs on the Receiving Lift Station (RLS) shaft, and also concluded architectural work at the new Headworks facility. SPJV also reached conclusion of the construction work at the Surge and Flow Splitter (SFS) shaft. Current activities at the site include preparation for the interconnecting pipeline connection, paving and restoration, in addition to miscellaneous electrical work in the yard area.
Efforts towards a safe and timely startup of the Front of Plant facilities continue to make headway. Functional testing at the Headworks, RLS, and SFS is ongoing. These tests are intended to ensure that all systems function as per design prior to full startup. Once the functional testing is complete, a 30-day acceptance testing period will commence. This month, SPJV is also conducting the automatic system training for SVCW’s Operations and Maintenance group, which serves the purpose of integrating control strategies with field training to familiarize the O&M staff with operating and controlling the system as a whole.