North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant Program

Rank 2024


Image Credit: Metro Vancouver

Industry Sector: Water

Project Type: Water Wastewater

Project Value: $1.058 billion

Funding Source: P3

Federal Funding: $212.3 million

Provincial Funding: $193 million

Municipal Funding: $294.7 million

Province: British Columbia

City / Region: North Vancouver

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: TBD

The North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant is a new tertiary treatment facility being built to replace the existing primary level Lions Gate Wastewater Treatment Plant on the North Shore.

The facility will feature an enclosed design and robust odour control system to prevent odour from reaching neighbouring residents and businesses, will recover heat for use in a nearby district energy system, and will include a public plaza, education, and community meeting spaces. Construction officially began in late August 2018. In 2019, the decision was made to move from secondary to tertiary treatment technology. In 2022, Metro Vancouver and PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc signed a pre-construction services contract to take the next steps to complete the North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant and to create an updated plan to complete the project, including developing a revised project budget and schedule that is anticipated for 2023.

Project Owner: Metro Vancouver

Engineer: AECOM (design consultant, former owner’s engineer)

Contractor: PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc. (currently under construction management services early works contract)

Other Key Players: WSP (procurement); Golder-a WSP company (geotechnical evaluations); Wood-a WSP company (consulting and environmental engineer/geotechnical studies/materials tester); Hanscomb (cost consultant)

Architect Names: AECOM

Legal: Norton Rose Fulbright (counsel for Metro Vancouver); Stikeman Elliott LLP

Financing Detail: The Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District has issued an RFQ to design, construct, and partially finance the plant and to manage its operation for up to one year.

2023 Rank: 59

2021 Rank: 66

2020 Rank: 68

2019 Rank: 68

2018 Rank: 68

2017 Rank: 64

2016 Rank: 66

2015 Rank: 68

2014 Rank: 97