Proponent selected for CRD residual treatment facility

The Hartland Resource Management Group (HRMG) consortium has been selected as the preferred proponent to design, build, finance, operate and maintain a residuals treatment facility for the Capital Regional District (CRD). The facility is one of three parts of the $765-million Capital Region District Wastewater Treatment Plant project.


HRMG is a consortium made up of Bird Construction Inc., Maple Reinders PPP Ltd., and Synargo Capital. Bird will also take a minority equity interest in the concession responsible for the design, construction, financing, operations, and maintenance of the project through Bird Capital, a wholly owned subsidiary.


“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,” said Mr. Ian Boyd, President and CEO of Bird.


The facility will be located at the Hartland Landfill in Saanich, British Columbia. 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.


“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 Reuben Scholtens, director of infrastructure development at Maple Reinders.


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 reach financial close in early February 2018 and start construction in the spring of 2018, with the project slated for completion at the end of 2020.

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