Skanska landed on May 14, 2007 its largest order in the U.S. to date. The contract is for the Croton Water Filtration Plant in New York, totaling 1.3 billion, of which Skanska has 80 percent, corresponding to $1.04 billion.
The Croton Water Filtration Plant is one the facilities that supplies the City of New York with all drinking water. The plant, with a capacity to treat 1.2 million cubic meters of water per day (320 MGD), is located at the Mosholu golf course in the Bronx.
Skanska’s assignment includes both the construction and installation work. Most of the plant will be constructed in concrete covering a footprint area of 35,000 square meters. The plan is being built on four levels underground, with an expected 27,000 tons of reinforcing steel expected to be used.
The project is slated to start this summer, with construction work scheduled to be completed in 50 months with a six-month start-up phase. That puts the plants opening in 2012.