New York environmental project

Skanska has secured yet another assignment for the upgrade of water treatment systems at Newtown Creek in New York. The contract totals USD 89 million. The customer is the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. The assignment is for demolition and new foundations at the Central Residuals Building. The project is part of a massive upgrade in order to bring treatment systems into compliance with Federal and State environmental standards. The project includes the demolition of a number of large concrete structures such as sludge storage tanks, and the relocation of 670m of piping and other utility systems. About 17,000cum of concrete will be demolished and recycled. The new foundation requires the excavation of 23,000cum of earth. Work on site is scheduled to commence in January 2008 and is expected to be completed during the first quarter of 2010.
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