North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant

Rank 2022


Image Credit: Metro Vancouver

Industry Sector: Water

Project Type: Water Wastewater

Project Value: $700 Million

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: 2024

The North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant is a new facility being built to replace and upgrade the existing Lions Gate Wastewater Treatment Plant on the North Shore from primary treatment to tertiary treatment. In 2019, the decision was made to move from secondary to tertiary treatment technology – a filtration system that removes additional substances from the treated wastewater. This technology only exceeds the federal regulatory requirements for treatment technology but will also ensure that the treated wastewater released into the marine environment will be much cleaner with fewer environmental effects. 

Project Owner: Metro Vancouver

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

P3 Team Members/Project Team: ADAPT Consortium-ACCIONA Infrastructure; DIALOG; Wood; Tetra Tech

Other Key Players: Space2Place (public consultation, research and analysis, concept development); BTY Group (cost consultant); Golder (geotechnical evaluations); Maple Reinders (compatibility advisor); KPMG (business case financial advisor); Pomerleau; Aon (risk advisor); WSP (procurement); INTECH Risk Management; Deloitte (financial and procurement advisor); Hanscomb (independent certifier)

Architect Names: Miller Hull; HDR/CEI (consulting)

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.

2021 Rank: 66

2020 Rank: 68

2019 Rank: 68

2018 Rank: 68

2017 Rank: 64

2016 Rank: 66

2015 Rank: 68

2014 Rank: 97


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