Case Studies

CASE STUDY:
Carlsbad Desalination Project

Location
San Diego County Water Authority – San Diego, California

Application
Desalination

Contractor
Kiewit Shea Desalination (KSD)

With the aim of alleviating the endemic water shortage, the San Diego County Water Authority initiated the Carlsbad Desalination Project, slated to begin delivering fresh drinking water to businesses and residents by the end of 2015. The plant is designed to convert more than 100 million gallons a day (MGD) of raw seawater into 54 MGD of desalinated, permeate product.1 This is the first of 12 such plants due to be constructed in California.

For this phase, over 2,000 LF of Flowtite® Fiberglass Reinforced Pipe, with dimensions ranging from 16″ to 72″, was required.

“We decided on Flowtite® because it was the best value option. They worked with us to solve problems and challenges during both the design and construction stages of this important project. Innovative engineering concepts such as the use of couplings rather than field wraps, together with their fast-paced production capacity, allowed us to meet an aggressive construction schedule and deliver the plant on time.”
~ MATT STERNISHA, P.E., KIEWIT SHEA DESALINATION