The consortium Hartland Resource Management Group (HRMG) has been named the preferred proponent for the Capital Regional District (CRD) Residuals Treatment Facility in Victoria. The project will be delivered under a public-private partnership (P3) model, with a 20-year operate and maintain period.
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.
Located at the Hartland Landfill in Saanich, B.C., the facility will incorporate the very latest and most reliable processes for stabilizing and drying biosolids. It comes as the result of a rigorous evaluation process led by the CRD and represents their final step in attaining advanced wastewater treatment.
The CRD Residuals Treatment Facility will treat residual solids from the McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant and turn them into Class A biosolids, a high-quality by-product suitable for beneficial reuse, including as a source of renewable energy.
“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”, said Maple Reinders’ Director of Infrastructure Development, Reuben Scholtens.
The Residuals Treatment Facility is part of the CRD’s larger Wastewater Treatment Project, being built to meet both the federal and provincial governments’ December 31, 2020 requirement for secondary wastewater treatment. HRMG plans to start construction in the spring of 2018, with the project slated for completion at the end of 2020.
The facility is being funded by P3 Canada, the province of British Columbia and the CRD of Victoria.
“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,” said Ian Boyd, president and CEO of Bird.