VICTORIA – A consortium has been selected as the preferred proponent to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Capital Regional District (CRD) Residuals Treatment Facility in Victoria.
Hartland Resource Management Group (HRMG) will build the facility under a public-private partnership (P3) model, with a 20-year operate and maintain period. The facility will treat residual solids from the McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant and turn them into Class A biosolids, that can be used as a source of renewable energy.
The HRMG consists of Bird Capital Limited Partnership, Bird Design-Build Construction Inc., Maple Reinders Constructors Ltd., Maple Reinders PPP Ltd. and Synagro Technologies Inc.
The consortium plans to reach financial close in early February 2018, a news release from Bird Construction said, with construction expected to begin in spring 2018. Completion of the project is planned for 2020. The facility is being funded by P3 Canada, the province of British Columbia and the CRD of Victoria.
The facility is part of the CRD’s larger Wastewater Treatment Project, which is being built to meet both the federal and provincial governments’ Dec. 31, 2020 requirement for secondary wastewater treatment. The Wastewater Treatment Project consists of the McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant, the Residuals Treatment Facility and the conveyance system for the facilities.
British Columbia will provide up to $248 million for the three components of the project, while P3 Canada will provide up to $41 million towards the Residuals Treatment Facility and the CRD will provide $306 million for the three project components. It is also responsible for any additional costs.
“Maple Reinders has been following the development of the CRD’s wastewater treatment strategy and is particularly enthused with this opportunity to play a role in its further realization,” Maple Reinders’ director of infrastructure development Reuben Scholtens said in a statement.