“The Lacombe Main Street Program is an excellent example of turning an urgent, negative situation—in this case a degraded sanitary sewer system—into a sustainable, vibrant, community- and business-oriented project.”
WGE is a buildings engineering-focused company providing structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, hydraulics engineering, and a broad range of related specialty services with offices in Albany, Busselton, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney.
“Regionally, the project landscape is promising with the UK government’s policy to build 300,000 new homes per year, a five-year program to invest £4.4 billion ($7.4 billion CAD) in new and refurbished schools, a robust university upgrading initiative, and a major national investment program in UK infrastructure.”
The processing technology is designed to recover bitumen and solvent from froth treatment tailings, preventing hydrocarbons from entering the tailings pond and releasing greenhouse gases into the environment.
The company has maintained a long-standing involvement with resource assessment, and mine development in Alberta’s mineable oil sands working closely with clients from early development stages through to operations, and reclamation.
The project was comprised of eight components, each with an engineer and a contractor, ranging from upgrades to existing water treatment plants, the twinning of the pipelines, a pipeline monitoring system, and a new reservoir and pumping station in London.
“The project represents a holistic design and a sophisticated integration of mechanical, acoustic and structural engineering. The building is also significant for its transformation of a condemned historical building and creating an iconic site that has become a catalyst for the re-development of one of the oldest areas in Calgary.” –Jury