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Consortium wins bid for Hartland wastewater treatment facility

By CNW   


A consortium has been selected to design, build, finance, operate and maintain a wastewater treatment facility in Victoria, B.C over a 20-year term.

Bird Construction, Maple Reinders Constructors and Synagro Technologies comprise the bid-winning Hartland Resource Management Group consortium. It was one of three teams shortlisted for the project, in addition to Harbour Resource Partners and Hartland Biosolids Partners.

“This important project adds to our expanding portfolio of environmental and public-private partnership projects and further secures the company as a key Canadian participant in this delivery model and in this sector,” said Ian Boyd, president and CEO of Bird.

Located at the Hartland Landfill in Saanich, B.C., the facility will process residual waste from the McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant, located in Esquimalt, B.C. The plant has the capacity to treat over 14,000 dry tonnes of residuals per year.


The residuals treatment facility – funded by the province, P3 Canada and the CRD – is part of a $765 million Wastewater Treatment Project by the Capital Regional District, a regional government for Southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.

As part of the district’s project, wastewater from Victoria, Esquimalt, Saanich, Oak Bay, View Royal, Langford, Colwood and the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations will receive tertiary treatment.

Bird will lead the design and construction of the project as part of the joint venture. It will also take a minority equity interest in the concession responsible for the design, construction, financing, operations and maintenance of the project through Bird Capital, a wholly owned subsidiary of the company.

The consortium plans to reach a financial close in February 2018, with construction on the project expected to commence in the spring of 2018. The CRD aims for the project to be complete by Dec. 31, 2020.



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