Pump Stations Improvements June 2023

SVCW’s contractor partner, Shea Parsons Joint Venture (SPJV), and SPJV’s subcontractor Power Engineering Construction (PEC), have successfully concluded construction of the Belmont Gravity Pipeline (BGP) project along Shoreway Road. Restoration of receiving shaft 3 (RS-3), along with site paving and finishing activities were completed last month. SPJV and PEC maintained a high level of coordination with the SVCW public outreach team and neighboring businesses, to limit construction impacts due to traffic modifications throughout the entire span of construction. Basement piping in the San Carlos Pump Station will be completed once the FOP project completes their scope of San Carlos piping. Demolition of the Belmont Pump Station is also in design and will be addressed at the end of the Belmont project.

Structural and electrical work progresses at the Redwood City Pump Station (RCPS) wet well and screening building. SPJV is currently performing lining and coating application inside the wet well building, which will conclude later this month. Once the coating is complete, pump base plates, discharge piping and supplemental equipment for the new pumps will be installed at the wet well. Additional work at the pump station includes construction of the retaining wall on the south side of the wet well structure.

SPJV continues structural and electrical improvements at the Menlo Park Pump Station (MPPS). With the installation of new actuators for the A-side and B-side pumps complete. This month, SPJV will continue cut-over to connect the new pumps to the newly installed VFDs to the new PLC. Simultaneously, efforts towards startup and commissioning of the A-side pumps continue. SPJV has successfully completed functional testing of pumps 2 and 5 in coordination with SVCW’s O&M personnel, and will begin disconnecting and removing the existing VFDs. Additional activities at the pump station include painting the existing building exterior and performing power cutover to the new PG&E supply.

RS-3 site restoration
RCPS site
MPPS pumps and piping
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