Top Projects: Beetham Water Recycling Plant

Dec. 1, 2015

The Point Lisas Industrial Es­tate in Point Lisas, Trinidad, is one of the country’s largest consumers of water, using approximately 23 million gal per day (mgd). To supplement the industrial park’s water supply, the National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Ltd. opted to construct a plant to recycle wastewater from the Beetham Wastewater Treatment Plant for use at the estate. Previously, the plant pumped the treated wastewater into the sea. 

The goal of the project was to create a high-quality, reliable water supply for the industrial estate by recycling 10 mgd of wastewater to industrial standards, thereby freeing up 10 mgd of potable water for delivery to more than 150,000 people. 

Florida Aquastore fabricated, shipped and built two 5.3-million-gal glass-fused-to-steel water storage tanks at the industrial park in less than six months. Despite challenges with transport logistics and engineering and design requirements, installation of the tanks was completed in May 2015.

“We are extremely proud of the logistical and construction expertise and installation efficiency that our team demonstrated on this project,” said Chris Sullivan, Florida Aquastore project manager for the Beetham Water Recycling Project. “The delivery and installation of two 5.3-million-gal glass-fused-to-steel tanks with free-span aluminum domes in under 14 weeks is exceptional and a testament to the work of the Florida Aquastore team and the local crew members.” 

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