Carlsbad Desalination Plant

Category: Network Projects

Project Summary

Kiewit designed and constructed the largest most technologically advanced and energy-efficient seawater desalination plant in the nation. From the SWRO facility with pumping station and produced water storage to the 10-mile 54-in high-pressure welded steel conveyance pipeline; Kiewit also managed the seamless integration of the 50 MGD plant to the distribution system that included 9 jack and bore crossings, 900+ existing utility crossings, a 1,750 LF tunnel, and 42 manways.

The project has received the DBIA 2016 Design Build Project of the Year and ACEC 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards – Grand Award.

My Role

I assisted in designing, configuring, and installing the network and computer systems for this project. This was a standard network setup with an ISP, router, layer-3 switches, server, and wireless access points. I would also visit this office a few times a month to assist in support in addition to remote support.

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