Athabasca PLC and SCADA System
PROJECT. Town of Athabasca PLC and SCADA System
LOCATION. Athabasca, AB
OWNER. Town of Athabasca
Ryan Maier, CAO
START DATE. August 2009
COMPLETION DATE. July 2010
CONSTRUCTION COST. $500,000
TAGISH’S ROLE. Prime Consultant
To ensure safe, reliable utility operation the Town decided to upgrade all water and sewage facilities with entirely new SCADA system utilizing radio tower communication. The project had six locations including three water reservoir/pumping stations, the main sewage lift station, sewage treatment facility, and the old water treatment plant that is used as a main office and houses the bulk water fill station. Included in this project was emergency standby power at the main lift station and new bulk water filling equipment.
ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION HIGHLIGHTS.
Due to the complexity of the equipment and programming a design and build project concept was developed.
A package was developed that listed all the capabilities desired of the system and the design and construction process requirements.
The Town of Athabasca is located within the Athabasca river valley and therefore the topography and tall trees were extremely challenging for radio tower planning and installation
The entire system was installed while maintaining full operational functionality.
Initial concept study with budget projects
Project definition and requirements breakdown
Creation of a design and build RFP document
Conducting the proposal process including detailed evaluations and recommendation
Contract coordination and administration
Construction Observation and Inspection
Project close out coordination