Preferred bidder announced for McLoughlin Point wastewater plant

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Preferred bidder announced for McLoughlin Point wastewater plant

The Seaterra Commission has announced that  Harbour Resource Partners (HRP) has been selected as the preferred proponent to design, build and partially finance a Wastewater Treatment Plant at McLoughlin Point in British Columbia, Canada.

HRP is a consortium formed by AECOM Canada, Graham Infrastructure, CEI, SUEZ North America (SENA), Gracorp and Michels Canada.

The consortium beat out competition from two other consortia led by Dragados Canada and PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc..

The project does not have the necessary approval to be built on the site and the contract will not be signed until the site is confirmed. Details including costs, architectural and technical details will be released after a final agreement is reached. 

Brenda Eaton, Seaterra Commission Chair, stated:

The innovative design that Harbour Resource Partners proposes will meet the wastewater treatment needs of the core area of our region well beyond 2065. HRP's winning bid keeps the Program on budget and proposes an innovative, environmentally progressive facility that our region can be proud of. We look forward to sharing the design details once a final agreement has been reached.

The treatment plant is the keystone facility for the Seaterra Program and will provide enhanced primary and secondary treatment for the region's core area wastewater. The new facility will be designed to include innovative wastewater treatment options, including heat recovery for the plant and administrative buildings.

The Seaterra Program is jointly funded by federal, provincial governments and the Capital Region District (CRD). The total capital cost of the Core Area Wastewater Treatment Program is estimated to be $782.7 million, with the McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant Project estimated at over one third of the total budget.

The total proposed federal contribution will be up to CAD$253.4 million, the total provincial contribution is a maximum of CAD$248 million and the CRD will provide the balance of CAD$281.3 million.

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