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Team selected for McLoughlin Point wastewater treatment biosolids facility

The new residuals treatment facility will be located at the Hartland Landfill in Saanich, B.C. and will process the residual waste material from the McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant to meet environmental regulatory requirements.


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Rendering of Capital Regional District Wastewater Treatment Project Residuals Treatment Facility (CNW Group/Maple Reinders)

The Hartland Resource Management Group (HRMG) has been named Preferred Proponent for the Capital Regional District (CRD) Residuals Treatment Facility, part of the Wastewater Treatment Project on Vancouver Island, B.C. that will provide tertiary treatment for wastewater from the core area municipalities of Victoria, Esquimalt, Saanich, Oak Bay, View Royal, Langford and Colwood, and the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations.

The new residuals treatment facility will be located at the Hartland Landfill in Saanich, B.C. and will process the residual waste material from the McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant to meet environmental regulatory requirements. The facility will incorporate the very latest and most reliable processes for stabilizing and drying biosolids and will have capacity to treat over 14,000 dry tonnes of residuals per year.

An anaerobic digestion process will be used followed by a dryer process to produce a dried Class A biosolid. The dryer will be fueled by biogas generated during the digestion process. The resulting biosolids will be suitable for beneficial reuse, including as a source of renewable energy. All treatment processing tanks will be covered and odour control systems will ensure there is no discernible odour in the community from the facility.

The winning HRMG team consists of: Bird Capital LP; Bird Design-Build Construction Inc.; Maple Reinders Constructors Ltd.; Maple Reinders PPP Ltd; and Synagro Technologies Inc.

The project will be delivered under a design-build-finance-operate-maintain (DBFOM) public-private partnership (P3) model, with a 20-year operate and maintain period. The facility contract will be performance-based, with payment tied to the quantity of residual solids treated.

The consortium plans to reach financial close in early February 2018, with construction expected to commence in the spring of 2018 and completion slated for the end of 2020.