Concord Engineering wins NJ Alliance for Action Award for SUEZ Project

Concord Engineering recently won NJ Alliance for Action’s Leading Infrastructure Project Award for its electrical engineering upgrades at SUEZ Haworth Substation. The installation of a new $9 million electrical substation at the company’s Haworth Water Treatment Plant will ensure service reliability during severe weather conditions. Both Concord Engineering and parent organization GDF Suez North America are members of the International District Energy Association (IDEA).

Haworth NJ Water Treatment Facility (photo: SUEZ)

Haworth NJ Water Treatment Facility (photo: SUEZ)

The NJ Alliance Award recognizes the people and organizations throughout New Jersey that work together as partners to ensure the safety and efficiency of the state’s infrastructure. The awards program shines a spotlight on several billion dollars-worth of infrastructure projects and their impact on New Jersey.

The Haworth Water Treatment Plant first went into service in 1964 and today serves more than 800,000 people in the northern tip of the state in Bergen and Hudson counties.

Specifically, Concord reconfigured and enhanced two (2) existing substations so that critical 4kV loads can be fed from 26kV-4kV transformers and emergency generation equipment. This creative solution was performed while the plant was operating, thereby requiring phasing and minimization of critical outages. This solution will increase the reliability of the plant immensely.

Said Dilip K. De, Concord Engineering’s vice president of transmission and distribution, “We appreciate the opportunity to be part of a project that will improve operational efficiencies and enhance the environmental sustainability of the plant.”

The Haworth facility is the largest water plant in the United States to generate ozone, an environmentally friendly purification process that is produced by splitting and recombining oxygen molecules in a chamber. Haworth is also one of the largest plants in the U.S. to use an advanced and highly efficient purification technique called Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF), which uses millions of tiny bubbles to lift unwanted particles in water instead of a traditional sedimentation clarification process.

About SUEZ North America

SUEZ North America operates across all 50 states and Canada with 3,430 employees dedicated to environmental sustainability and leading the resource revolution. The company owns 15 regulated water utilities, provides contracted public-private partnership services to 84 municipalities, offers water treatment and advanced network solutions to 16,000 industrial and municipal sites, provides drinking water, wastewater and waste collection service to nearly 7.5 million people on a daily basis, processes 55,000 tons of waste for recycling and manages $3.3 billion in total assets. The company posted revenues of $1.1 billion in 2014 and is a subsidiary of Paris-based SUEZ.

About Concord Engineering

Headquartered in Voorhees, NJ since 1989, Concord Engineering is a full-service MEP/FP, Power engineering, energy consulting, and commissioning firm specializing in facility and power plant design. Specialty services include utility master planning, energy procurement and risk management, hotel/gaming facilities, higher education and commercial office facilities, renewable technologies (solar, wind, and biogas), combined cycle, combined heat & power, geothermal systems and high voltage substation design. The firm has offices in Philadelphia, Atlantic City and Wilmington, DE. For more information, visit

Contact: Mary Juliana, Director, Sales & Marketing, Concord Engineering; (856) 427-0200 x125;

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EDITOR: Leonard Phillips, IDEA Director of Business Development, International District Energy Association (IDEA), a nonprofit association founded in 1909.; +1 508-366-9339.
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