North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant

Ranking for 2020: 68

Industry Sector: Water

Specific Sector: Water Wastewater

Range: $700 million +

Project Value: $700,000,000

Government Funds Involved: P3

Funding Source: P3

Location: British Columbia

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2020

This greenfield secondary treatment plant will replace an existing primary treatment plant. New federal and provincial regulations require the upgrade of all primary treatment plants. The existing primary plant removes only 40 to 60 per cent of suspended organic matter in the wastewater which, after primary treatment, is discharged directly into Burrard Inlet—a matter of concern for some environmentalists—and is located on land leased from the Squamish Nation. The new secondary plant will be able to remove over 90 per cent of organic matter and will be located two kilometres east of the existing plant. Increased plant capacity will allow up to 320 million litres per day to be treated under storm conditions.

Construction officially began in late August of 2018. The new plant is scheduled to be operational by the end of 2020, and the existing primary plant will be de-constructed once the new plant is in service.

Project Owner: Metro Vancouver

P3 Team Members/Project Team: ADAPT Consortium; ACCIONA Infrastructure Canada; DIALOG; Amec Foster Wheeler; Tetra Tech

Engineer: AECOM (owner's engineer, design-build consultant); Wood Group (consulting)

Legal: Norton Rose Fulbright (counsel for Metro Vancouver); Osler (DBF Counsel); Torys (acted for lender)

Architect Names: Miller Hull; HDR; CEI

Other Key Players: Space2Place; BTY Group; Golder; Maple Reinders; KPMG; Pomerleau; Aon; WSP; INTECH; Deloitte