Biosolids Processing Facility, Detroit, MI
The City of Detroit selected the Design/Build team of NEFCO (an O’Connell subsidiary) and DOC for the design, permitting, construction, and operation of a new Biosolids Drying Facility.
|Client:||Great Lakes Water Authority|
|Designer:||Tighe & Bond Engineers, Wade Trim|
|Capacity:||20 dry tons/day|
- Constructed on a former industrial site, adjacent to the city’s WWTP.
- Four dryer trains process up to 420 dry tons per day.
- Each train includes centrifuges, dryer system and silos.
- New odor control system.
- Major process equipment installed prior to the building constructed around it.
- Piles, various foundations, precast walls.
- Class A finish product is used as fertilizer and for cement kiln fuel.
- Extensive use of 3D design allowed for creation of a “3D O&M Manual” for use by facility operators.
- The entire project, from design to start-up, was completed in 30 months— four months ahead of schedule.
- It is the largest biosolids processing facility in North America.
- Awards: ACEC National Honor Award, ACEC/MA Gold Award for Engineering Excellence, ACEC/MI Engineering Honorable Conceptor Award
Tags: Biosolids, Design/Build, Heavy, Infrastructure, Michigan, Water/Wastewater