T-Bar Ranch Well Field Project Receives Public-Private Partnership Award

Black & Veatch EPC project recognized for achievements in water supply management

Black & Veatch Midland Texas public-private partnership award T-bar ranch

The National Council for Public-Private Partnerships recognized the T-Bar Well Field project with its 2014 Infrastructure Project Award. Developed in response to a multi-year drought, the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) project has the capacity to deliver 20 million gal of water daily to the city of Midland, Texas. Black & Veatch in conjunction with Garney Construction and Parkhill, Smith and Cooper was part of a public-to-public partnership led by Midland County Fresh Water Supply District No. 1, on behalf of the City of Midland.

Completed in less than 12 months, the project brings fresh water from a 7,000-acre new raw water well field located 60 miles west of Midland. Forty-four wells were drilled to depths up to 650 ft to supply the new source water. Water from the well field is then conveyed to the city through a 58-mile pipeline. The project also includes a well field tank designed to store 2 million gal of water.

"Black & Veatch is thrilled that the T-Bar Well Field project has been recognized for its innovative approach to water supply management," said Todd Larson, director of commercial & risk management within Black & Veatch's water business. "This was a collaborative EPC project that required each group to work closely together through every phase of the project. This effort allowed the project team to meet its aggressive timeline and deliver water to the city."

Black & Veatch, including Overland Contracting Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary, was responsible for the complete design, procurement and construction of the production wells, high-service pumping stations, storage tanks, chlorination facilities and terminal control facilities. Black & Veatch's consortium partner, Garney Construction, built the 58-mile water transmission pipe from the well field to Midland. The project is expected to provide Midland with a water supply solution for the next 40 years.

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