Golder Associates oversaw the testing and remediation process on the successful Blatchford site remediation in the heart of Edmonton. During the second phase of the remediation crews removed approximately 21,000 tonnes of soil, including hydrocarbon-contamination, from around five former building sites. The project cost far less than the budget — $1.3 million rather than the $2.5 million budgeted. The Blatchford site is being redeveloped and will eventually house a community of 30,000 people, and will have 100% renewable energy.
Arup won the Global Tunnelling Project of the Year for a project over $500 million on December 11. They won for a new intake tunnel at Lake Mead, which provides water to Las Vegas. The lake’s water levels have been declining for years during prolonged drought, so the new intake is meant to assure the city’s water supply. Located at Intake No. 3, the 4.6-kilometre tunnel is the deepest sub-aqueous tunnel in the world, lying 200 feet below the current lake level. The award went to Arup and Salin-Impregilo/SA Healy joint venture.
Hatch has donated a 500-kW solar array to the new Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital in Oakville, west of Toronto. The solar array was connected to Ontario’s power grid on November 16. Valued at $3 million, the gift included the capital expenditure, plus full engineering design by Hatch, procurement, permitting, construction, commissioning and handover. The generated power will provide the hospital’s foundation with revenue of $6.35 million over 20 years. John Bianchini, Hatch’s chief executive office, said: “Many of our corporate office employees live in the area. When visiting the hospital, they can be proud of the innovative contribution that Hatch has made to their community.”
JMP Engineering of London, Ontario has been identified by Rockwell Automation as a “Process PlantPAx Recognized System Integrator.” This new identification, coupled with being CSIA (Control System Integrator Association) Certified and RIA (Robotic Industries Association) Certified, designates JMP as being the only company in the world with these three unique and complementary classifications. JMP was founded in London, Ontario in 1987 and specializes in industrial controls and automation. It now has 11 locations in the U.S. and Canada, focusing on Fortune 500 manufacturers and producers.