School is back in session and children have begun practicing soccer on the multipurpose field on Limerick Street in Alexandria, VA. This field is quite different than most, however: beneath it sits an 18 million gallon tank, divided into four water holding tanks for the storage of high nutrient loaded primary effluent during peak loading at Alexandria Renew Enterprises.
The turf field was part of a $145 million project by Alexandria Renew Enterprises to build new headquarters and has been given to the city under a 15-year easement. Dutchland, Inc. constructed the precast post-tensioned tank and multi-purpose field that enables Alex Renew to process 13 billion gallons of wastewater each year. The project was built by Clark Construction / Ulliman Schutte under the Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) delivery method. Dutchland was a subcontractor to Clark/Ulliman Schutte for the tank structure.
Dutchland and Balfour Beatty signed a License Agreement to build Dutchland engineered tanks in the UK and Ireland. Balfour Beatty / Shay Murtagh has secured its first project with United Utilities for a wastewater tank. The project has been designed and submitted for approval and is expected to be built in the last quarter of 2016. Dutchland will supervise the installation of the project.
Dutchland received a contract from the oldest investor owned utility in the nation, The York Water Company, to build a 300,000 gallon circular tank for potable water. The new precast tank will have a 59’ diameter and is needed to replace an existing cast-in-place tank that is over 100 years old.
Dutchland is offering a new service – Tank Condition Assessment. As the expert in concrete, Dutchland has the experienced personnel to review your concrete structure and assess your future needs. A member of Dutchland’s engineering team will conduct a thorough visual assessment of your concrete structure and propose maintenance and remediation recommendations so that you can extend the life cycle of your tank investment.
Dutchland received a contract to build a 5,000 GPD mini-SBR for Sheetz in Madison County, VA. The mini-SBR is a new product for Dutchland that uses durable precast concrete structures, combined with high quality equipment, instrumentation and controls. Sheetz is the perfect application for the mini-SBR as they have a very tight site and lower flows, yet still require stringent requirements for groundwater discharge.
Mike Schmidt, Dan Klein, Zach Westcott, & Kirk Merges of Dutchland, Inc. worked together with Sheetz and their engineering firm, C.S. Davidson, to demonstrate that Dutchland’s mini-SBR was the most simple, cost effective solution to achieve their low nitrogen limits.