DWR Selects Design-Build Contractor for SCH Project


From August 5, 2020

The Department of Water Resources has completed the evaluation of proposals for the Species Conservation Habitat (SCH) project and Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. has been selected as the best-value design-build entity. Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. and DWR are in the process of finalizing the contract. 

Design and construction of the SCH Project is expected to begin in Fall 2020. 

“Kiewit is proud to be selected as the contractor for the Salton Sea project,” said Jamie Wisenbaker, Senior Vice President for Kiewit Infrastructure West Co. “This critical project will improve the Salton Sea environment for wildlife, the residents of the area and the State of California.”

Located at the southern end of the sea along both sides of the New River, the 3,770-acre SCH project is aimed at creating habitat and suppressing dust to prevent further degradation of air quality.

The SCH anchors phase one of the SSMP, which focuses on constructing wetlands and other projects to reduce exposed lakebed and health hazards posed by airborne dust from exposed lakebed.