Control contract as GWRS expansion breaks ground

KDC Systems has been awarded a contract to install and/or integrate process control systems for the expansion of the membrane-based Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS) for Orange County Water District, which broke ground on 17 January 2012.

KDC, an EMCOR company, will be responsible for installation and configuration of the entire process control systems for the 30 MGD (113,500 m³/d) expansion, which includes integrating the new and existing operating control systems.

The company will also be responsible for the fabrication and integration of new system control panels. Scope of work also includes software and hardware engineering, controls wiring diagrams, software design, graphics development, and upgrading of control hardware and software.

The US$ 142.7 million GWRS expansion project in Fountain Valley, California , will create an additional 31,000 acre‐feet (38 million m³) per year of new water supplies to serve north and central Orange County. This will bring the total production of the GWRS to 103,000 AFY (127 million m³/y), enough water for 850,000 people.

Construction is estimated to be completed by fall 2014.