Project Description: This project is the second of two reclaimed effluent projects to serve the Panda Energy Power Plant in east Temple. The first project served Panda’s Phase I for the power plant and committed all available effluent from the City’s Doshier Farm WWTP. In January 2014 Panda formally announced expansion of their power plant which created the need for additional reclaimed effluent for cooling purposes. Any additional effluent for cooling water had to come from the City’s Westside WWTP which is some 8 miles from the Panda Power Plant. The City agreed to provide water by Fall 2014.
Beginning in February 2013, KPA conducted preliminary investigations and studies to develop a recommended pipe line route. In September 2013 the City of Temple contracted with KPA to provide the engineering services required to design and administer construction of the improvements needed to meet Panda’s demands. KPA completed all surveys, easements, design and acquired a TxDOT permit to install approximately 6 miles of the pipe line within the ROW for FM 93. The project included a pump station with a capacity of 7.0 mgd, 8 miles of 24” pipe line, which includes two directional drills totaling 3,800 LF. The project also included SCADA components for automated operation. While not technically a utility relocation project, this project demonstrates KPA’s ability to engineer large diameter waterlines in a manner that is constructible within a limited and crowded right of way.
Scope of Services: KPA provided Preliminary and Final design, permitting, coordination with TxDOT, Bechtel (Panda contractor), City of Temple, Railroad, ONCOR and Panda Representatives, easement preparation, Opinion of Probable Cost, Bidding, Review of bids and Recommendation to Award Contract, On-Site Representation and Construction Administration of three separate construction contracts.