MOOSE JAW, SASK.—Graham and its joint venture partner Aecon have been tapped to build the Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plan Renewal project in Moose Jaw.
The team was awarded the $273M construction contract by the Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Corporation. This award follows the joint venture’s successful completion of Phase I early contractor involvement, which included engineering, constructability and pre-construction services for the same project.
The scope of work for the Graham joint venture includes demolition, earthworks, structural fabrication, electrical and instrumentation work, and the construction of concrete foundations and commercial buildings to deliver both new and retrofitted infrastructure. Officials stated the upgrades will modernize technology and increase the capacity of the facility.
The facility provides potable water to over 260,000 residents located in the cities of Regina, Moose Jaw and surrounding areas. Officials say the upgraded plant will be able to meet the forecasted demands of the regional requirements for potable water for decades.
“We are proud to be upgrading such a critical piece of infrastructure,” says Ian Dickinson, executive vice-president of water at Graham in statement. “The original plant was commissioned in 1955 and last upgraded over 30 years ago. This renewal is crucial to meet the region’s growing population and its demand for safe and reliable potable water.”
The team plans to partner with the corporation to deliver this project through a progressive-design-build model, which has enabled a partnership approach throughout the preconstruction phase.
Construction is expected to begin later this year.