North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant

Rank 2021


Industry Sector: Water

Range $700 Million

Specific Sector: Waste Management

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)

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

Architect Names: Miller Hull; HDR;CEI

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

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.

2020 Rank: 68

2019 Rank: 68

2018 Rank: 68

2017 Rank: 64

2016 Rank: 66

2015 Rank: 68

2014 Rank: 94

Municipal Funding Number: 294700000

Image Credit: Metro Vancouver