MWH Awarded $100 Million Contract by Denver Water
Firm selected to construct the Hillcrest Reservoir Tank and Pump Station Replacement under a construction management-at risk delivery
Broomfield, Colo., Jan. 7, 2015 – MWH, a leading construction firm and wholly-owned subsidiary of MWH Global, announced today it has been awarded a $100 million construction contract to replace the Hillcrest Reservoir Tank and Pump Station located near I-25 and I-225 in Denver, Colo.
The Hillcrest Reservoir Tank and Pump Station Replacement Project is a major capital investment aimed at providing reliable and efficient delivery of potable water to Denver Water customers. The project consists of removing two existing conventionally reinforced concrete storage basins, with a combined capacity of approximately 30 million gallons, and replacing them with three new circular pre-stressed tendon-type concrete basins with a combined capacity of approximately 45 million gallons. The project includes replacement of the facility’s existing pump station with a new capacity of 115 million gallons per day.
“It is a privilege to be selected by Denver Water to construct the Hillcrest project,” said Roy Fazio, vice president and MWH Western district director. “We are committed to providing high-quality services for this significant project that will meet the needs of this growing area. Not only will this plant expansion provide potable water for the community for many years, it will also provide jobs for the local economy over the next 30-plus months.”
Hillcrest will remain operational throughout the length of the project except for scheduled shutdowns to be determined during the design phase. The project is slated for completion by September 2020.
“The basin replacement portion of the project is the capstone of a multi-year, $130-million program to improve the reliability and capacity of our treated water storage system,” said Bob Mahoney, director of engineering for Denver Water. “The updated facility will help meet the needs of a growing population, which has placed increasing demand on Hillcrest Reservoir’s aging storage and pumping facilities.”