River Water Pumping System2019-07-08T10:59:36-07:00

Project Description


This project consisted of installing a completely new pump station, vertical turbine pumps, and large bore piping system at the McKenzie River to provide the new water supply for all mill operations.


  • Installation of sheet pile system and excavation for underground cast-in-place concrete pumping station
  • Installation of forming, rebar, pouring of pump station walls, and installation of river isolation valves;  800 cubic yards of concrete poured
  • Installation of three new submersible vertical turbine sump pumps and discharge piping header
  • Installation of 2000 lineal feet of 36” and 42” piping;  Mix of painted carbon steel (above grade-400 lineal feet) and HDPE (underground-1600 lineal feet)
  • Fabrication and erection of new MCC/Switchgear foundation and building
  • Fabrication of composite pipe/bridge crossing over McKenzie slough
  • Management and coordination of HDPE, excavation, crane, scaffolding, piling, electrical, and diving subcontractors
  • Completion of all work under close scrutiny of several environmental agencies due to proximity of operations to the McKenzie River
  • Commissioning and start-up support


  • On schedule
  • No safety incidents