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Amec Foster Wheeler secures $48.4m contract to upgrade US water treatment plant

Published 10 April 2017

Amec Foster Wheeler has been awarded a $48.4m contract to upgrade water treatment plant at the Bunker Hill Superfund site near Kellogg, Idaho.

Under the contract, which has been awarded by The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Amec Foster Wheeler will design and construct an expansion of the currently operating Central Treatment Plant, including new reactors, a sludge thickener and pressure filter system. It will also design and construct an 8,000-foot slurry wall, groundwater collection system with six miles of piping, and a ten-acre sludge impoundment area. 

The company will also provide operation and maintenance of the facility throughout design, construction, and commissioning and for one year after.

The work is part of required remedial action under the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) efforts to clean up historic contamination in the Silver Valley, one of the largest historical mining districts in the world.

With more than US$2 billion of similar remedial work required in many abandoned mining sites across the western part of the US, Amec Foster Wheeler has developed unrivalled experience and expertise in mining system design and delivery of innovative remediation approaches.

Winning this engineer, procure and construct (EPC) contract recognises Amec Foster Wheeler's position as a leading company for abandoned mines remediation or closure contracts.



Source: Company Press Release