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Slip Lining Existing Effluent Line

Newport, Oregon

This was a design-build project. Work included slip lining approximately 3,750 of ocean effluent line from Nye Beach. Kerr Contractors worked directly with the Owner’s engineer to design and determine means and methods for slip lining an existing effluent line. Work involved staging and welding 20″ HDPE pipe along a heavily populated beach during peak tourist season. Construction required significant coordination with Owner, City of Newport, State Lands and local businesses to develop a workable schedule for construction. During periods of favorable tides, Kerr Contractors worked 24X7 to successfully complete the slip lining. Normal paper plant operations were not impacted during construction.

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  • + Work with Owner and Engineer to develop design and means and methods
  • + Stage and weld 3,750 lineal feet of 20″ HDPE on public beach
  • + Work in minus tide to slip line exisiting effluent line
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  • + 7,500 lineal feet of 36″ ADS
  • + 6,240 lineal feet of 42″ ADS
  • + All work completed in one 2-week event
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Low Head Flow Pipe

Hood River, Oregon

This was a best-value project. Work included installation of 7,500 lineal feet of 36″ and 6,240 lineal feet 42″ low flow pipe in a former open canal to enclose system and reduce leakage. The Owner scheduled all pipe to be installed outside normal irrigation season. More importantly, all pipe must be installed within one – two week period. The Owner selected a contractor based upon their ability to demonstrate past experience and the ability to perform all work within the required time frame. Kerr Contractors was the selected contractor.

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Dawson Creek Pump Station

Hillsboro, Oregon

CleanWater Services, the largest Sewerage Agency in the Portland Metropolitan area, constructed a new pump station and twin force main. This was a best-value project. CleanWwater Services selected a contractor based upon their experience in pipeline and pump station construction. Other requirements of the project included the installation of a secant pile wall to shore the pump station during excavation and construction, as well as act as a launch pit for a 42″ micro tunnel below Brookwood Parkway. Another significant project requirement was the construction of a pipe bridge over the active Tri-Met light rail tracks. Kerr Contractors was the selected contractor for this work.

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+ 5,000 lineal feet of twin 24″ PVC force main
+ 40′ diameter secant pile foundation for wet well
+ Pipe bridge installed alongside BPA power lines, TriMet’s Lightrail catenary line over the Max tracks

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Effluent Repair

Newport, Oregon

This was a best-value project. Work included replacing an existing wastewater effluent at Nye Beach. Kerr Contractors was performing a similar repair project for the City of Newport. The Owner, familiar with the project, initiated negotiations with Kerr Contractors regarding performing this effluent repair. The relationship with the Owner and the engineer allowed Kerr Contractors to collaborate directly with the Owner’s engineer to design and install a new effluent line. Work included replacing a welded steel line with a new line on a public beach during the peak tourist season. The Owner’s previous experience with Kerr Contractors performing similar work was the deciding factor in the evaluation process for this turn-key project. Construction required significant coordination with Owner, City of Newport, State Lands and local businesses to develop a workable schedule for construction. Kerr Contractors worked all hours during favorable tides to keep the papermill in Toledo online.

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