Green Bay, WI - The Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District (GBMSD) has selected a design firm for the new solids handling system known as the Resource Recovery and Electrical Energy (R2E2) Project. CH2m Hill and team - AECOM, SEH, Muermann Engineering, Robert E. Lee and Associates, hGA, Marquette University, UWGB - were approved to enter into contract for over $8 million dollars with GBMSD by the GBMSD Board of Commissioners on May 23, 2012.
GBMSD was approved to enter into a contractual agreement with CH2M Hill to provide consulting services for the design of the R2E2 Project in the amount of $8,279,255. The design phase will begin in early June and last until 2014.
The R2E2 Project will recover resources and generate electricity. GBMSD has shifted its way of thinking to view what comes to the facility, not as a waste, but as a resource to be recovered and reused. The main components of the plant include: anaerobic digesters for biogas production, generators for electrical energy generation, fluid-bed incinerator for heat recovery, and steam turbine for electrical energy generation. The system will be online in early 2017.
GBMSD is an award winning organization that promotes public health and welfare through the collection, treatment, and reclamation of wastewater. GBMSD encourages pollution prevention and support programs to ensure water contaminated by human activity is returned clean to the environment. GBMSD operates two facilities, in Green Bay and De Pere, and provides service to over 217,000 residents in 17 municipalities and one direct customer, treating on average 38 million gallons of wastewater per day.