Tampa Bay Water Lithia Hydrogen Sulfide Removal Facility

Tampa Bay Water, 
Florida

Tampa Bay Water Lithia Hydrogen Sulfide Removal Facility

Project Highlights: 
  • Procurement
  • Conceptual Design
  • Land Acquisition
  • Permitting
Lithia HSRF Aerial
Carollo provided planning, permitting and procurement and construction oversight assistance for the Tampa Bay Water Lithia Hydrogen Sulfide Removal Facility.

Tampa Bay Water contracted Carollo to serve as the Owner’s Engineer and advisor for the construction of a new 45 million gallon per day (mgd) ozone treatment facility in Hillsborough County, Florida. The new Lithia Hydrogen Sulfide Removal Facility replaces the existing 20-year old facility that has reached the end of the useful life. Construction of the ozone facility began in February 2012 and when completed,  it will use a newer, more reliable process to remove odor and improve the taste and quality of water provided to Tampa Bay Water’s service area.  

Carollo has been providing engineering and management support services to Tampa Bay Water since 2004. When the agency determined the need to construct a new facility, it engaged Carollo to perform management support and advisory services to prepare preliminary design documents for the new facility. The project is being delivered under the Engineering Procurement Construction Management (EPCM) procurement approach with Carollo maintaining a leadership role in providing engineering services in advance of procurement of the EPCM team. Carollo continued to represent the Owner throughout the completion of the design and into the subsequent construction phases.

Carollo’s involvement included:

  • Procurement: Prepared the requisite procurement documents – Requests for Qualifications (RFQ) and Request for Proposals (RFPs) – to secure a qualified EPCM team; assisted Tampa Bay Water in negotiating a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GPM) and final EPCM contract agreement.
  • Conceptual Design: Prepared 30 percent complete drawings, specifications and details to establish baseline technical and non-technical requirements for the EPCM’s design.
  • Land Acquisition: Assisted Tampa Bay Water in the acquisition of the land required for construction of the facility and easements for associated pipelines.
  • Permitting: Developed a permitting plan and schedule, and coordinated applications to permitting agencies by Tampa Bay Water, the EPCM team, and subcontractors.
  • Construction Phase Services: Performed construction oversight services through the construction phase. Served as the owner’s representative in the oversight of the EPCM team in meeting Owner requirements for the procurement and selection of a Contractor-Operator.