Sterling lands $30M water treatment upgrade project in Colorado Springs

ConDig (27-Mar-18).  An affiliate of Texas-based civil contractor Sterling Construction Co has bagged a $30 million deal to revamp a water treatment plant in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Under the deal with Colorado Springs Utilities, Myers & Sons Construction LLC will upgrade the 43 million gallons per day Mesa Water Treatment Plant. It will also build a new pretreatment and chemical injection facilities designed to maintain the plant’s capacity and enable it to accept increased amounts of local water in the future.

The project is slated to start in April and is expected to be completed in May of 2020.

“Water treatment opportunities are an important element to our strategy to expand into adjacent markets across all of our geographies. Our previous success and capabilities developed on water treatment projects in California should translate well to our upgrade of the Mesa Water Treatment Plant, which is an important component of the water treatment infrastructure of Colorado Springs,” said Joe Cutillo, Sterling’s chief executive officer.

“We view this project as an excellent platform from which to grow our water treatment construction operations across the rapidly growing population centers along the Front Range of Colorado.”

In March, Sterling reported net income of $3.1 million in the quarter ended December 31 last year compared with a loss of $6.3 million in the same period a year earlier.