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Newtown Creek Recognized as Project of the Year

Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant - Gannett Fleming.
The Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant upgrade continues to receive industry recognition.
(Harrisburg, Pa.)

The Construction Management Association of America’s Metro New York/New Jersey Chapter recognized the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant upgrade as the 2018 Project of Year: Greater than $100 Million in Public Works.

Gannett Fleming, Michael Baker International, and APTIM formed a joint venture team for construction management of a six-year upgrade that increased the Brooklyn plant's wet weather processing capacity from 310 to 720 million gallons per day. This is the largest wastewater treatment plant owned and operated by New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection and it serves more than 1 million people.

Gannett Fleming provided comprehensive construction management services for 14 construction contracts required to implement the upgrade. The project came in $71.7 million under budget and ahead of schedule, all while the plant remained in continuous operation.

This project also earned a national American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Honor Award, an ACEC New York Diamond Award in the waste and stormwater category, and an Engineering News-Record New York’s Best Project Award in the Water/Environment category.

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