Nicholson Awarded Design-Build Contract for Miami-Dade’s Norris Cut Project

Pittsburgh, PA – January, 7, 2014 – Nicholson Construction was recently awarded a $72.1 million dollar Design-Build contract to replace an existing force main from the Virginia Key Central District Wastewater Treatment Plant (CDWWTP) under Biscayne Bay Norris Cut to Fisher Island.

The project, which involves changing out the current 54-inch sewer force main for a 60-inch replacement, is set to last approximately 26 months. The main scope includes the installation of a precast concrete segmental tunnel, which will stretch more than a mile from the treatment plant on Virginia Key to Fisher Island.

The Design-Build contract includes planning, engineering, design, permitting, procurement, construction/installation, testing and the start-up of the replacement force main.

Nicholson will act as the General Contractor for this project, with subcontractors including award-winning tunnel-design firm Arup, and various local sub-consultants and subcontractors.

Nicholson was among the three firms selected to bid on the project out of the six who intended to prequalify.

“There were a lot of really strong firms bidding on this project,” said Laurent LeFebvre, Executive Vice President, Nicholson Construction. “We’re happy to be working with Miami-Dade County again and we look forward to a successful project with them.”

The project is slated to start in early 2014.

About Nicholson Construction Company

Nicholson has been both a leader and an innovator in the geotechnical construction industry for more than 50 years. With regional offices across the country and headquarters located in Pittsburgh, Nicholson is a nationally renowned specialty contractor, offering proven expertise in the design and installation of deep foundation elements, earth retention systems and ground treatment solutions. We pride ourselves on our ability to consistently provide our clients with innovative, high-quality design-build options for projects of varying size and complexity. Nicholson is the North American subsidiary of Soletanche Bachy, one of the world’s leading geotechnical contractors, and is part of a global network of unparalleled geotechnical resources and expertise.