Photo/rendering of Hialeah-Miami Dade Groundwater Desalination Project

Hialeah-Miami Dade Groundwater Desalination Project

Hialeah used the design-build-operate-maintain contracting method to procure one of the largest brackish groundwater desalination projects in Florida (10 mgd, expandable to 17.5 mgd). Hawkins served as owner's lead counsel to the City for the transaction and played a central role in the development of the RFEI, RFQ and RFP solicitation documents and the drafting and negotiation of the DBOM contract with the successful proposer. The project serves the water supply needs of both Hialeah and Miami-Dade County and received substantial financial support from the state of Florida for planning, permitting, design and construction costs.

Client Hialeah-Miami Dade County, Florida
Role Owner's Lead Counsel
Distinction First DBOM Groundwater Desalination Project in Florida
Delivery Method Design-Build-Operate-Maintain
Project Size 10 MGD
Capital Cost $60 Million
Contract Value $120 Million
Contract Term 20 Years
Contract Counterparties AECOM, Inima and Severn-Trent