Providing facility upgrades to three of Orleans Parish’s highest capacity Pump Station Facilities to ensure that they are properly outfitted to remain operable during and after future storm events.
APC performed the facility stormproofing upgrades at three pumping station buildings (Orleans Avenue, London Avenue, and 17th Street Canals) for the New Orleans District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).
All three locations required the replacement of the existing wet sprinkler fire protection system with a dry agent fire protection system in the pump station SCADA/server rooms, the installation of automated fire dampers, HVAC mechanical renovations, and interior architectural finishes. APC was also responsible for converting the manual generator louver systems to an automated system installed in the operator safe room for remote louver controls during storm events. Modifications and repairs to existing flood gates were performed, including repairs of the hydraulic gate rams as well as repairs to the flood gate Rodney Hunt Control System. APC was also responsible for the fabrication and installation of a fuel tank farm lifeline safety system and structure. Lastly, other miscellaneous improvements included electrical upgrades, security upgrades, concrete crack/spall repairs, and overhead crane rail repairs and trolly fabrication/installation.
This project contained several government-requested modifications during the contract performance period. APC worked diligently with USACE to assist with scope development, and APC performed exploratory investigations of existing problematic items and expeditiously reported our findings to USACE. USACE-New Orleans District recognized APC’s continuous efforts for excellence by nominating APC for “The Dan W. Renfro Partnering Award 2019,” which is awarded to a federal contractor that best exemplifies the principles and success of project partnering within the Mississippi Valley.