Drainage Pump Station No. 5


Orleans Parish, LA


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

approx. contract value


The Pump Station No. 5 project was constructed by the US Army Corps of Engineers for the operation and use of the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans.

scope of work

The project scope included the civil construction elements of demolition and replacement of heavily reinforced concrete structures, deep cofferdams, piling, subsurface utilities, and concrete and asphalt paving. Mechanical features include radiators, air compressors, diesel storage tanks, fans, louvers and silencers, and other associated work. This new pump station was constructed to include two 300 cubic feet per second vertical electrical motor-driven pumps with a 2.5 MW diesel-driven generator supplying 4160V of standby power. Finally, the architectural features included a blast-proof concrete shell consisting of an interior control room complete with restroom facilities, a brick façade to match the adjacent station, and a metal roof to complete the look.

The Cycle team was able to deliver a state of the art and architecturally pleasing pump station for our clients.

This project was constructed as part of the Hurricane Risk Reduction System to add significant pumping capacity to an area of New Orleans prone to flood events.




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