SVCW’s Design Builder, Shea Parsons Joint Venture (SPJV), and SPJV’s subcontractor Power Engineering Construction (PEC), continue to make headway on the Belmont Gravity Pipeline (BGP) project. Efforts towards demolition and removal of the existing 48-inch and 24-inch piping continue inside the San Carlos Pump Station (SCPS). With the construction of the new Bair Island connecting piping complete, SPJV is now preparing to backfill around the new pipe, which will be followed by site restoration activities.
At the Redwood City Pump Station (RCPS) wet well and screening building, SPJV proceeds with electrical and structural improvements. SPJV is currently installing a new 76-inch slide gate inside the junction box, and will begin installing recycled water booster pumps at the bar screen deck later this month. Additional activities at the wet well include installation of knife gate valves and pipe supports on the deck. At the electrical building, SPJV continues prep work for eventual connection to PG&E’s service. With the installation of the new transition cabinet complete, construction of the primary service duct bank has started.
Structural and electrical improvements at the Menlo Park Pump Station (MPPS) get closer to completion. With SPJV concluding construction work at the pump station last month, all efforts are now focused towards startup and commissioning of the newly installed equipment. Vibration testing on the newly installed pumps continues. Functional testing on each piece of equipment has been completed. A 30-day acceptance testing is set to be initiated later this month. This will serve as the final step before commissioning to determine if the systems meet contract specification requirements. SPJV has also completed various trainings for SVCW operations and maintenance (O&M) personnel to familiarize them with operating the equipment.