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The Hartland Resource Management Group (HRMG) team has been selected as the preferred proponent for the Residuals Treatment Facility P3 Project in Saanich (British Columbia). The team beat out competition from two other consortia, Harbour Resource Partners and Hartland Biosolids Partners. HRMG consortium is composed of the following firms:
The Facility will be located at the Hartland Landfill in Saanich, British Columbia, and is part of the CAD$765 million (US$597 million) CRD's Wastewater Treatment Project. The Facility will process the residual waste material from the McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant to meet environmental regulatory requirements. The Facility will have capacity to treat over fourteen thousand dry tonnes of residuals per year.
HRMG will be responsible for designing, building, financing, operating and maintaining the new Residuals Treatment Facility for a total concession period of 20 years.
The consortium plans to reach financial close in early February 2018, with construction expected to commence in the spring of 2018. At this time, there can be no assurances that the consortium will receive a contract award related to this project.
Mr. Ian Boyd, President and CEO of Bird, stated:
"Bird is proud to be part of the consortium selected as the preferred proponent to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the CRD's residuals treatment facility. 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."
The CRD of Victoria will have ownership of the facility at all times and will maintain accountability for the project through a performance-based contract to ensure that high performance standards are met throughout the life of the contract. This provides the CRD with assurances that it can hold the private partner accountable for performance thus protecting taxpayer funds.