The City of Wilmington has awarded Jacobs a potential 24-year, $480M contract to oversee environmental facilities where wastewater and renewable energy activities take place.
The company said Friday it will operate the Delaware-based city's renewable energy biosolids facility, sewer overflow facilities and wastewater treatment plant in support of over 400K citizens.
Jacobs will begin full operational work on the effort beginning July 1. The contract has a 20-year base period and two two-year options.
The contract also provides for investments and technology implementations intended for bolstered facility performance.
Steve Meininger, vice president of people and places solutions operations management and facilities services at Jacobs, said the company creates local jobs and makes efforts to diversify the workforce in infrastructure projects.
Wilmington's wastewater treatment plant facilitates the flow of 168M gallons on a daily basis, and has a maximum capacity of 320M gallons for rainy days.