Racine Water Transmission Expansion
Northwest Pipe supplied engineered steel pipe for three phases of this water transmission project in Mt. pleasant, WI. Engineered welded steel pipe with cement mortar lining and polyurethane coating with O-Ring and welded bell and spigot joints pipe was manufactured for all phases, but the first two, Spring Street Phase 2 and Spring Street Phase 3, utilized 36” OD size pipe and the third phase, Perry to Newman, called for larger 48” pipe.
In 2017, the State of Wisconsin and Foxconn Technology Group signed an initial agreement for Foxconn to invest up to $10 billion to build a display panel manufacturing complex in Wisconsin. In exchange for state incentives, the firm would offer 13,000 jobs to the community.
Racine Water and Wastewater Water would need to increase water availability to the complex site to complete the build out and serve the manufacturing facility. The additional infrastructure would also supply redundancy to the system.
In all phases of this project, Racine Water and Wastewater accepted bids on pipe manufactured by competing Steel, PVC, and DIP materials. Northwest Pipe’s engineered steel pipe has been successful in three of the five contracts awarded thus far.
Both Rukert & Mielke and Racine Water had no previous experience working with steel pipe. Our sales and engineering teams worked with both parties to demonstrate the capabilities of steel pipe and participated in regular engineering design meetings. Phases of this project were completed within an extremely tight completion schedule during winter construction in a cold climate.