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Company News Round-Up: Stantec in Regina, AECOM into hotels, Arup at Guy’s HospitalCompanies & People Engineering
Stantec is on the team selected to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the City of Regina's new sewage treatment plant. On May 29, the city announced that EPCOR Saskatchewan Water Partners, which includes Stantec, has been chosen as...
Stantec is on the team selected to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the City of Regina’s new sewage treatment plant. On May 29, the city announced that EPCOR Saskatchewan Water Partners, which includes Stantec, has been chosen as the preferred proponent for the project. The team’s proposal came in lower than the budget that the city had projected both for construction and long-term operations. Graham Infrastructure is also on the team.
Regina has to build a new plant in order to meet new environmental regulations. The plant has been approved for $58.5 million in federal funding through the P3 Canada fufund, based on 25% of the project’s eligible capital expenses. Construction is to begin this year with operation slated for 2016.
AECOM is venturing into real estate projects and has formed a joint venture to own and redevelop a resort in San Diego. AECOM Capital is in a joint venture with Lowe Enterprises/Destination Hotels the 954-room Town and Country Resort & Convention Centre. The resort is in the Mission Valley area, and has two towers, three swimming pools, gardens and fountains, across a 40-acre property.
AECOM has also just won a contract with Black & Veatch to provide engineering services for Phase 2 of the Deep Tunnel Sewerage Systems in Singapore. The multi-billion water “superhighway” will extend through an 18.6 mile long tunnel, 44 miles of link sewers, the Tuas Waer Reclamation Plant and a 7.5 mile deep-sea outfall. There will be three centralized collection and treatment points. AECOM/Black & Veatch will first conduct a feasibility study and do preliminary design, and then be project managers in the second stage. Ramboll of Denmark is a subconsultant.
Arup was lead consultant of a two-year program to refurbish Guy’s Hospital Tower in London, U.K., making it the tallest hospital in the world. The improvements to the building, which dates from 1974, included recladding and energy systems improvements. A 14-metre light installation was added to the roof to enable the hospital to regain its “tallest” title at 148 metres.