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MegaProject 544: RFI launched for WWTP in British Columbia

🕔 September 25, 2015

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Metro Vancouver has launched a request for information (RFI) to develop the new Lions Gate Secondary Wastewater Treat plant in in British Columbia, Canada.

Located in Vancouver, the existing Lions Gate Wastewater Treatment Plant has provided primary treatment for over 50 years. The facilities treated about 32 billion litres of wastewater in 2012. New federal regulations and the Province require that wastewater treatment on the North Shore be upgraded from primary treatment to secondary treatment.

The project definition phase has been completed and an indicative design prepared. The indicative design provides the basis from which Metro Vancouver will design and build the new treatment plant.

The project will be carry out as a public private partnersip (PPP) on a design, build, and finance (DBF) basis. Metro Vancouver will maintain and operate the new facilities.

The total project investment is estimated at CAD$700 million (US$524.8 million). Metro Vancouver has committed a one-third share of the estimated project capital costs and is seeking a commitment from the federal and British Columbia governments for the remaining two-thirds.

According to sources, the Building Canada Fund, which is providing CAD$14 billion over ten years for major economic projects, would provide project financing to develop the new treatment plant.

Interested parties must submit the solicited documents on or before 2 October 2015.

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