Webcor Scores $939 Million Contract for Sewage Plant Rebuild

August 02, 2017

Webcor Builders and partner MWH Constructors have landed a $939 million contract to rebuild a sewage plant in San Francisco.

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission selected the team for the Southeast Water Pollution Control Plant Biosolids Digester Facilities Project, which will start in 2018 with estimated completion in 2025.

The plant, at 750 Phelps St. in the Bayview neighborhood, treats 80 percent of San Francisco sewage and storm water.

The project is part of a larger, 20-year citywide effort to update sewage plants and make them more efficient.

Webcor CEO Jes Pedersen said his firm looks forward to working with MWH, which is based outside of Denver. Webcor one of the largest Bay Area general contractors with $1.6 billion in revenue in 2016, according to Business Times research.

“Our complimentary expertise and project experience are well-aligned to meet the needs of a growing population,” he said in a statement.

Webcor brings the local construction expertise while MWH brings a focus on water and energy treatment, said Blair Lavoie, president of MWH Constructors, in a statement.

The project involves replacing the existing plant, built in 1952, that with modern technology and upgrade systems including energy recovery and better control of odors.