June 15, 2011 – ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the international consultancy, design, engineering and management services company, announced today that it has been selected by the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) for two contracts totaling $60M in value, further establishing the company as a trusted advisor in the D.C. water sector.

ARCADIS will assist with the management and the implementation of DC Water’s $1.6 billion sewer system capital improvement program. In addition, ARCADIS will manage under a four-year construction management contract, the implementation of the $400 million biosolids program at the 370 mgd Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant.

In the greater D.C. community sewer system improvement projects will take place over the next five years to help restore structural and performance integrity to the system and minimize disruption across a network that includes more than 1,800 miles of sewer pipe and eight major pumping stations, providing conveyance of wastewater to the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant.

At Blue Plains, under a second contract, ARCADIS will leverage its program management experience in construction of large-capacity, sophisticated treatment systems on very confined sites. As a very serious commitment to sustainable systems, DC Water will produce class “A” biosolids, reduce operating costs, capture waste energy for reuse and reduce the facility’s carbon footprint once the construction is completed.

“These environmentally driven projects fit in the market trend towards renewal and upgrading of existing facilities to meet the latest environmental, technical and efficiency standards. Our Malcolm Pirnie Water division provides ARCADIS a strong competitive edge as these projects are at the heart of our capabilities,” said Bill Dee, Global Director for the Water Business line in ARCADIS.

“The sewer system capital improvement program will help protect the Rock Creek, Anacostia and Potomac Rivers while strengthening the District’s sewer system infrastructure. At the same time, the biosolids program will include innovative solutions to reduce the carbon footprint of the Blue Plains facility”.

More information:
Joost Slooten of ARCADIS at +31-202011083 or outside office hours at +31-627061880 or e-mail joost.slooten@arcadis.com

This press release was originally published on the Arcadis-website.