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Hatch to design upgrade of Winnipeg’s NEWPCC

The project is the first of three planned upgrades.

August 16, 2021  By CCE


Photo courtesy City of Winnipeg.

Red River Solutions, a joint venture (JV) between Aecon and Southland Holdings‘ Oscar Renda Contracting of Canada, has selected Hatch as lead designer for an upgrade to Winnipeg’s North End Water Pollution Control Centre (NEWPCC).

The sewage treatment plant’s headworks facilities project is reportedly one of the largest, most complicated upgrades in North America. Technology improvements aim to protect local waterways by reducing the amount of nutrients released into the Red River and Lake Winnipeg.

The scope of a $272-million design-build contract for the new headworks facility includes a raw sewage pump station, micro-tunnelled extensions of existing interceptor sewers, a grit removal system, fine screens, solids compactors, a main control room and a plant emergency standby power generator facility.

Construction is expected to commence in the third quarter (Q3) of 2021 and to be completed in the second quarter (Q2) of 2025.


“We are very excited to have been selected as lead designer,” said David Mutombo, managing director for Hatch. “It is one of the largest wastewater infrastructure projects in North America. This critical upgrade will enable efficient wastewater treatment capabilities to meet the needs of a growing population.”

The project is the first of three that have been planned, including a new biosolids facility (already approved, but not yet funded) and a new nutrient removal facility (not yet approved or funded).

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