Under a design-build contract, Globaltech made improvements to the Fort Pierce Utility Authority (FPUA) Island Water Reclamation Facility (IWRF) to strength the facility from hurricane forces based on FPUA and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recommendations.
FPUA operates and maintains the IWRF on a barrier island off of Hutchinson Island that serves Fort Pierce. In 2004, the area was ravaged by hurricanes Frances and Jeanne which also caused damage to the IWRF. In order to fortify the IWRF, FPUA and FEMA developed a list of modifications contained in FEMA Project 1545-136-R to harden the IWRF site against hurricane related flooding and wave action. Globaltech designed, permitted, and constructed these improvements.
The improvements consisted of the following: construction of an approximately 400 linear feet of wooden seawall (similar to existing) on the south side of the property; modifications to the concrete seawall on the west side of the property to protect the grit structure, modifications at the precast electrical building, and modifications to the WAS pump station. Globaltech coordinated and permitted the seawall construction with the FDEP/SFWMD and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Electrical building renovation included the removal and replacement of one (1) single and one (1) double exterior doors with new commercial grade weather resistant doors and hardware. WAS pump station modifications included the installation of two (2) new Cutler Hammer 15 HP VFD’s, two (2) new circuit breakers in MCC-4A and MCC-4B, and two (2) new vertically mounted horizontal, non-clog, WAS pumps with new concrete support bases and anchors to replace the existing WAS pumps.
The additional costs were due to additional work requested by FPUA, there were no change orders initiated by Globaltech.
Fort Pierce Utilities Authority