Location: Eagle River, AK Contract: $12,780,000.00 Owner: Municipality of Anchorage Synopsis: The work of this project consist of structural, architectural, civil, electrical, building mechanical, process mechanical and instrumentation and controls upgrades to the Eagle River Wastewater Treatment Facility Rehabilitation Project. The work includes but is not limited to the following upgrades; New raw sewage yard piping and manholes, new head-works building, supporting facilities and utilities, treatment equipment and resources to verify equipment function and performance. Modify and upgrade of the existing primary clarifier in fluent box, demolish existing and upgrade sample pumps and refrigerated composite samplers for influent raw sewage and final plant effluent; Reconfigure the electrical distribution system; Demolish rotary drum screens, muffin monsters, channel walls, grating, and structural components supporting rotary drum screens. Furnish and install finished concrete floor over open channels and sub-grade tank including handrail and grating; Demolish selective piping and appurtenances; Furnish and install new pipe and appurtenances to reroute existing pipes where needed to accommodate new facilities and upgrade two storage rooms in the northwest corner of building.
Location: Anchorage, Alaska Synopsis: The project consists generally of industrial coatings, structural, architectural, electrical, process mechanical, and instrumentation and controls upgrades to the AWWTF.
Location: Port of Anchorage, Alaska Contract: $1.6 Million Owner: Alaska Basic Industries/Anchorage Sand & Gravel Synopsis: In 2015 Roger Hickel Contracting (RHC) was awarded a new concrete storage facility for Alaska Basic Industries. The work started in summer of 2015 and concluded in the fall of 2016. The project consisted of site work, circular perimeter footings, a tunnel 10 feet tall and 10 feet wide, a compressor building, stair tower and a neoprene hemisphere that was used to shape the dome. The end product was a 162 foot diameter, 86 foot high concrete storage dome that can store 40,000 tons of Portland cement.
Roger Hickel Contracting worked with Fergusson and Associates and ABI to help coordinate Phoenix Mechanical Group and DOMTEC to build the dome itself. Workers from Idaho Falls were flown up to erect the giant neoprene hemisphere on site. The membrane was laid flat with an airlock and in 24 hours the dome was inflated. The crew then sprayed insulating foam on the inside of the neoprene wall, reinforced it with a million pounds of rebar and applied between 16 and 24 inches of shotcrete, or sprayed in concrete, on the walls. The base of the dome is much thicker than near the top of the dome for added structural integrity. The shotcrete adds stability, particularly in the case of an earthquake. During an earthquake it could cause the contents inside the dome to shift back and forth, so that stability is of the utmost importance. The neoprene fabric layer is resistant to sun damage and designed to withstand over 25 years of use.
The large bridge and entrance building that sits on top of the dome were fully constructed on the ground after the dome was erected. Roger Hickel Contracting shored it up, leveled it, put the siding and roof on, and then flew the unit up in one piece using a large capacity crane. This method saved the owner money while keeping with the project schedule.
Location: Eklutna, Alaska Contract: $1.5 million Owner: Matanuska Electric Association Synopsis: RHC performed this project as a general contractor to MEA for the Base Mat Foundation, an "anchor bolts down" sub-project of the Eklutna Generation Station. The Eklutna Generation Station is a 170 megawatt power plant powered by 10 Wartsila reciprocating engines.
RHC performed all of the civil work on the Base Mat Foundation project that consisted of 769 tons of rebar and 7,200 CY of concrete.
Location: Eklutna, Alaska Contract: $33 million Owner: Matanuska Electric Association Synopsis: General Contractor: Haskell Corporation
The Power Block Project was an "anchor bolts down" sub-project of the Eklutna Generation Station for MEA. RHC performed this work as a subcontractor to Haskell Corporation. The Eklutna Generation Station is a 170 megawatt power plant powered by 10 Wartsila reciprocating engines.
RHC's scope of work included; civil, structural, and architectural services on the 45,000 square foot power block building, four outbuildings, and two storage shelters. RHC performed all grading, excavation, foundation, and roadway work on the 20-acre site - our civil crews worked 14,000 man-hours in a four month period!
Additionally; we placed 12,000 LF of underground piping, 775 tons of rebar, and 23,000 CY of concrete.
Location: Eklutna, Alaska Contract: $8 million Owner: Matanuska Electric Association Synopsis: RHC performed this project as a general contractor to MEA for the Balance of Plant Project, a sub-project of the Eklutna Generation Station. The Eklutna Generation Station is a 170 megawatt power plant powered by 10 Wartsila reciprocating engines.
This project consisted of the 6,500 SF administration building and a 21,000 SF warehouse storage & maintenance building. RHC constructed the buildings simultaneously ahead of schedule, allowing MEA to use the buildings to start the commissioning and start-up tasks associated with the 170 MW project.
We managed the design, procurement, and installation of the specialty pre-manufactured metal buildings; as well as the civil foundation and architectural finishes.