Skanska to Build Groundwater Treatment Plant at Hanford

Skanska USA will lead the construction of a groundwater treatment plant in Hanford, Wash. The contract amounts to USD 50 million and will be included in order bookings for the second quarter.

The customer is CH2M Hill, and the project is partly funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Skanska secured the assignment based on an overall valuation of price, technical expertise and its track record in green construction and safety.

The new plant will be constructed with the aim of meeting the demands for Gold-level certification in accordance with the international LEED environmental system. To date, Skanska has built more than 100 projects that have received or applied for LEED certification.

The project comprises an approximately 5,000 square-meter operations and processing building, 200 West Groundwater Treatment System, for groundwater treatment. The finished plant, with a capacity of 7.6 cubic meters per minute, will treat groundwater containing radioactive and biological contaminants. After processing, the groundwater will be of drinking water quality in order to prevent the leakage of contaminants into the nearby Columbia River.

Work on the site will commence in the summer and will be completed in 2011. The construction management assignment will be conducted by Skanska USA Building’s office in Seattle, Wash.

Headquartered in New York, Skanska USA has approximately 7,000 employees and its 2009 revenues were SEK 44 billion.

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