Canadian Consulting Engineer
Company News in Brief (August 06, 2007)Engineering
Earth Tech has won a $4.5 million contract from the City of Toronto to engineer upgrades to the Highland Creek wast...
Earth Tech has won a $4.5 million contract from the City of Toronto to engineer upgrades to the Highland Creek wastewater treatment plant. Located in the West Hill community in the former city of Scarborough to the east of Toronto, the plant serves an area of approximately 15,250 hectares and a connected population of 450,000.
The original plant was completed in 1956, but has recently undergone various upgrades including process control improvements and the addition of a new digester.
As the plant’s engineer of record, Earth Tech will now design upgrades to a new sludge thickening facility and new dewatering centrifuges. The ferrous chloride facility is also to be relocated. Earth Tech will do preliminary and detailed engineering design, construction contract administration and post construction monitoring.
SNC-Lavalin of Montreal has acquired Wiebe Forest Engineering, based in Calgary. Wiebe Forest has 50 employees and provides mechanical, electrical and structural engineering services. The firm was established in 1972 and serves the healthcare, institutional, educational and recreational sectors. Daniel Lachapelle, senior vice-president and general manager with SNC-Lavalin Engineering and Technology, suggested their rationale for the purchase: “The oil boom in Alberta has created a growing need for healthcare, as well as institutional, educational and recreational infrastructure throughout the province.” Gartner Lee has appointed a new senior consultant in its Whitehorse office.
Bill Klassen has lived in the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Alaska for 40 years, having various roles, including working as an RCMP peace officer and environmental biologist. He was Deputy Minister of Health and Human Resources in the Yukon Government for three years, and Deputy Minister of Renewable Resources for five years.
Since 1990, he has been an environmental consultant, working with First Nations and the private sector on different projects.
He joins a team of 20 staff at Gartner Lee in Whitehorse. Gartner Lee has 300 employees in 16 offices across Canada and one in the Middle East.