May 29, 2012
The City of Martinsburg has selected O’Brien & Gere for a $4 million wastewater services contract to support a major improvement project at the City’s 3.0 mgd wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in West Virginia. O’Brien & Gere will provide comprehensive wastewater treatment engineering services to upgrade the facility and its nutrient removal system to meet West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit and consent order requirements. O’Brien & Gere was selected for its knowledge of the City’s wastewater treatment facilities and nutrient removal options, as well as the Company’s demonstrated ability to develop and implement cost-effective approaches to project challenges.
As the largest public-works project in the City’s history, the upgrade is estimated to value $47 million and will allow the WWTP to meet new pollution controls mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reduce phosphorus and nitrogen from getting into the Chesapeake Bay. To support the project, O’Brien & Gere will provide evaluation of existing facility plan information, engineering analysis, construction plan development, scheduling of key project milestones, and regular cost estimating. The contract also includes assistance with construction bidding, inspection monitoring, and plant startup and operations.
See this project featured in Martinsburg’s The Journal newspaper.
About O'Brien & Gere
O’Brien & Gere is an employee-owned engineering and project delivery company with over 850 scientists, engineers, construction, and operations personnel located in 30 offices across the U.S. With a 65-year history of applying technology and innovation, O’Brien & Gere is a leader in providing total water, energy, environmental, and facility solutions for its public and private sector clients.
Press Contact: Kristin Halpin, O'Brien & Gere
Aerial of the City of Martinsburg's wastewater treatment facility, West Virginia