City of Murray awards Tedagua contract worth over €40 million for extension to Bee Creek WWTP
Tedagua, through the US subsidiary of the Cobra Group, Cobra Industrial Services Inc., has secured an exclusive new contract in the Kentucky state and more precisely with City of Murray. The works, valued at 45,138,000 USD (around 40.3 million euro), are scheduled for completion within a period of 40 months. It consists of expanding the capacity of the Bee Creek wastewater treatment plant in the city of Murray from 19,900 m3/d (5.25 MGD) to an average flow of 33,120 m3/d (8.75 MGD), with estimated production peaks of 90,840 m3/d (24 MGD).
The initiative is also designed to provide the Bee Creek plant with the facilities needed to comply with the quality standards of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Kentucky Division of Water.
The project includes new pretreatment facilities featuring bar screens with automatic mechanical self-cleaning and grit removal, a new vertical flow reactor, and the modification of the three existing oxidation lines. Three new settling tanks will be built and the five existing settling tanks will be upgraded. A new UV disinfection line will be installed and three new pumping stations will be built in the vicinity of the plant. To complete the upgrading and renovation work, the dewatering system in the sludge treatment line will be upgraded through the installation of a new centrifugal pump, and the remodelling of the pumping stations and backwashing tanks. The installation of these new facilities will require three new buildings for electrical equipment. Construction work and architectural improvements with new air conditioning and plumbing installations will also be required, and instrumentation and control systems will have to be upgraded to facilitate operation and maintenance.
The new contract consolidates Tedagua’s presence in this region and the company aims to use this as a launching pad for further expansion in the United States.