What is the Front of Plant Project?

The Front of Plant (FoP) Project consists of the design, construction, permitting, start-up, commissioning, and closeout for the Receiving Lift Station (RLS), Headworks Facility, Odor Control Facilities, Influent Connector Pipe, Chemical Offload Facilities, Civil site work, Emergency Overflow pipe to storage basin and related process support systems. A Progressive Design-Build procurement process guides the Front of Plant work in stages.

What's Happening

Front of Plant Project

Last Updated November 2023

Construction work at the Front of Plant (FoP) site approaches completion. SVCW’s contractor partner, Shea Parsons Joint Venture (SPJV), has finished installation and hydrotesting of the interconnecting pipeline connection to the WWTP influent. This is a new 63-inch diameter high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe that will convey wastewater from the FoP headworks facility to the existing WWTP. SPJV is now working on demolishing the temporary bypass piping after repairing the influent pipeline and installing additional pipe appurtenances and supporting equipment. Simultaneously, paving operations are ongoing as part of site restoration. This month, SPJV continues to lay asphalt concrete (AC) paving in the FoP access area.

Efforts towards a safe and timely startup of the Front of Plant facilities continue to progress. Last month, SPJV successfully completed the 30-day acceptance testing at each of the three facilities, i.e. Headworks, Surge and Flow Splitter Shaft (SFS), and Receiving Lift Station (RLS). This marked the final step in the commissioning process prior to commencing full startup, to determine if the systems met contract specification requirements.

Influent bypass piping demolition after completing Carbon Fiber pipe repair
Site paving operations
FoP site overview

Experience the Virtual Front of Plant Project

Latest Updates

Front of Plant Project

Scroll to Top