SWT has been contracted under the owner’s general contractor to design, fabricate, test and supply seven (7), shop assembled Reverse Osmosis (RO) trains of 2.1 MGD each. Since specifications required that these skids be preassembled to the maximum extent possible prior to shipping, special attention was required during the design phase to achieve the most compact and ergonomic design possible to minimize overall dimensions. These trains are still a massive 54 vessels and 12 tons. The SWT project manager and fabricators did an amazing job meeting the contractual obligation to deliver trains nearly fully assembled to site.
The units were fabricated two at time, shop tested, then permeate manifolds removed and all parts carefully packaged for the 1,800 mile journey to Fargo. The last two skids went through final QA/QC in November 2017 and were sent to site. SWT arrived on site in December 2017 to assist the contractor with installation supervision.
As of December 2018, SWT has successfully tested and commissioned this plant and the plant is being operated by the City of Fargo. The plant is anticipated to be a show place for the City of Fargo and all the suppliers and contractors that were involved with its construction.
SWT will continue to support Fargo during the warranty period and beyond and ensure the plant operates at design capacity and all operational questions and concerns are quickly addressed. The source water coming from two different rivers and the very cold temperature of the feed water make this a very unique RO application and it will be pertinent to monitor normalized plant data.
Overview of the Fargo plant produced by their design engineer, AE2S