Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Sludge Thickening Building Improvements

Project Summary and Scope

This project consists of the renovation of the WWTP Sludge Thickening Equipment and Facilities.  The existing sludge thickening centrifuges and ancillary pump and other equipment are at the end of their useful life and require replacement.

“Information and documents authorizing, depicting or outlining details about the project, including, but not limited to, the following:

    Procurement Documents (although drawings and details about the design will be available from the Procurement office, these documents should be considered as protected by the Homeland Security exception and should not be shared unconditionally with the public.  Anyone requesting access to these documents should complete and sign a FOIA request form with DPU).  



For Milestones Written Studies, Reports, Presentation prepared for use of employees

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Project Milestones

2nd Qtr 2017 Complete Biosolids options scoping study.
2nd Qtr 2017 Begin design of improvements 2nd Qtr 2017.  (Project merged with Biosolids Dewatering Improvements and designed as a single project.)
July 2021 Request for Qualification advertised (for merged project) and fully closed out and approved). 
February 11th 2022 Project advertised through competitive IFB process to qualified bidders
April 29th 2022 Bids received and tabulated.  (Project undergoing review of budgets to secure funding to meet received bids.) 
October 20th 2022 Project awarded to MEB General Contractors, Inc for the amount of $52,573,000.00. 
February 6th 2023 Notice to Proceed Date for Construction


Project Funding

DPU Wastewater Utility Enterprise Funds in the amount of $10,126,000.  Funds for this project were appropriated prior to Fiscal Year 2018-2019.  

3rd Qtr 2022 - Project is funding has been increased to $24,400,000.00

Project Status Updates

Project scoping study is completed.  Design work for replacement of thickening centrifuges began February 2017.

Currently undergoing permit review and awaiting contract award

4th Qtr 2022 - Project has been awarded and provided with a Notice to Proceed Date.  

Permit, information is listed below. For details please call the Department of Planning, Development and Review at 804-646-4169.

City Planning Commission Approval November 18, 2019


Expenses (costs are reported quarterly)

RAPIDS Project # - 105681
Total expenditures as of 03/27/2023:  $1,407,721.62


Project Contact Information, if you have questions about this project please contact this individual.

  • City of Richmond Department of Public Utilities Media Contact:  Rhonda.Johnson Rhonda.Johnson@RVA.GOV (804) 646-5465
  • City of Richmond Department of Public Utilities Project Contact:  Vann Davis Vann.Davis@rva.gov 804 646 8516

Performance Measures and Benchmarks

To be determined

Project Overall Status (Active, Pending or Complete)


Ordinance Information

No information listed to date.

Contract Information

Engineering services:  Greeley and Hansen, City Contract # 17000006735