Dannon Yogurt Pre-Treatment Facility

Update - January 2012 - This project recently won the Design Build Institute of America Best Project in the Rocky Mountain Region for the Industrial/ Process /Research Facilities.

Dannon Yogurt needed to build a new wastewater pre-treatment facility to replace their aging, out of date facility that was not able to keep up with Dannon's current waste and their projected growth. As their timeline to complete this project was extremely short, they used a design/build delivery method to complete this project in six months.
The new wastewater treatment facility was designed around a D.A.F. unit, but also includes rotary screen equipment, 6 blower units, odor control system and three glass lined bolt together steel tanks for the solids handling tank, MBBR tank and the equalization tank. Alder Construction was integral in the constructability design to ensure it could be completed in the short project schedule. It took just four months from the time Alder Construction started yard piping and concrete to when we introduced flow through the plant. Alder Construction was responsible for the completion of all site work, yard piping, concrete work, structural steel, setting all equipment and process piping, HVAC and finish items.
This plant was built with the ability to double its capacity when required by Dannon, by adding an additional DAF unit, equalization tank, and MBBR tank. Plans are currently underway to design and construct a solids room on this facility which would help Dannon reduce the cost of landfill disposal. 

Project Details

Project Location: West Jordan, Utah
Project Start: October 2010
Project Completion: June 2011
Contract Size: $3,000,000
Delivery Method: Design Build
Site Superintendent: Warren Sterner
Mechanical Superintendent: Craig Jones
Project Manager: Eric Alder
Owner: Dannon Company
Engineer: MWH Constructors

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