Crowder's Cape Fear Heat Exchanger Project Wins DBIA-SE Award
Crowder's Cape Fear Heat Exchanger Replacement project at the
Southside Wastewater Treatment Plant in Wilmington, NC was awarded “Best
by DBIA-Southeast. Crowder partnered with Hazen and Sawyer to
deliver the first ever design-build project for Cape Fear Public Utility
(CFPUA). The Southside WWTP was originally constructed in 1972 and
expanded in 1986, and many of the mechanical components had reached the
of their useful life. This rehabilitation project involved
replacing the existing digester heat exchanger and associated feed pump.
Collaboration among the design-build team, CFPUA, and plant staff
ensured project success and direction. The project was substantially
30 days early which limited downtime of the digesters, thereby
getting the plant back in full operation ahead of schedule. The success
project set the stage and has become a model for future design‐build
procurement not only for CFPUA, but also for other municipalities and
in the area.