A Kiewit-led joint venture excavated over 40,000 ft. of an 18- and 25-ft.-dia. tunnel to develop the Exploratory Studies Facility (ESF). The ESF was constructed to determine the suitability of storing high-level nuclear waste. A unique feature of the project was the use of a "mapping gantry" to provide safe access for project geologists and scientists during excavation.
This award-winning project allows migrating salmon and steelhead trout to bypass the Bonneville Dam and travel safely through the Columbia River. Kiewit Pacific Co. ultimately constructed a 3,000-ft.-long, high velocity concrete chute with 25-ft.-high walls to transport fish around the dam and through a new channel outfall.
Kiewit Pacific Co. was awarded an $18 million contract to rehabilitate 12 rectangular primary sedimentation tanks. Crews will replace grit slurry piping and grit overflow piping in grit handling areas as well as constructing related structural, mechanical and electrical work.
Part of restoring the Everglades to an ecologically balanced condition by reducing levels of phosphorous in the water created from farmland storm water run-off, the $2.3 million project included installing a new intake and pump station in Palm Beach County, Fla. Due to the remote location in the Everglades, Gilbert Southern Corp. maintained an on-site office throughout construction.