Turn-key Arconic waste water treatment plant delivered on-time, under-budget
Arconic, formerly Alcoa, develops and manufactures engineered products for the aerospace, industrial gas turbine, commercial transportation and oil and gas markets. Its Cleveland, Ohio facility had been leasing a waste water treatment plant (WWTP) from a third-party vendor.
The WWTP is required to neutralize acids and remove grease and oils used in the aluminum forging process prior to release of the waste water. Arconic made the decision to build and operate its own WWTP. To avoid a disruption in operations, it was imperative that the new WWTP be up and running by the time the lease ended on the existing plant.
Delivering turn-key construction and consulting services from start to finish, Rudolph Libbe Group’s Cleveland team developed the project budget, worked with an engineer to perform a treatability study and a design for the new equipment, process piping and control systems. As the project lead, RLG purchased and installed all equipment and system components.
- Installation of concrete curbing
- Structural steel erection and sheeting to enclose a loading dock
- Installation of all tanks, pumps, clarifiers and filters
- Installation of chemical feed systems, meter pumps and tubing including the instrumentation needed to run the system
- Installation of filter press and associated piping
- Power and control wiring
- Assistance in obtaining Ohio EPA permits to install and operate the plant
Planning and budgeting for this project began several years before field work was begun. and, all work wrapped within six months, on-time and under budget.
During Arconic’s 2016 leadership conference, the Cleveland WWTP project earned a Diamond Award in the environmental health and safety category. There were 59 Diamond Award nominations from Arconic’s 17 operations in five countries. The 12 finalists presented their programs at the conference, and category-specific, three-judge panels selected the finalists by scoring application metrics.