The first construction contract for the Capital Regional District’s McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Project has been awarded.

Harbour Resource Partners (HRP) has been awarded a $272 million contract to build the wastewater treatment plant at McLoughlin Point, which includes the construction of three main components:

  • A 108 megalitres per day tertiary wastewater treatment plant located at McLoughlin Point;
  • a cross-harbour undersea forcemain between Ogden Point and McLoughlin Point; and
  • a marine outfall for treated wastewater at McLoughlin Point.

Previously, HRP was selected by the Seatrerra Commission to design, build, and partially finance the McLoughlin Wastewater in 2014. However, the development process stalled when Seaterra backed away from the project in June of 2014. In March of this year, the Governments of Canada and British Columbia announced that the project was expected to commence in April for an expected completion date of 2020.

Harbour Resource Partners were selected by the Wastewater Treatment Project through a competitive selection process and is a consortium of experienced firms including AECOM Canada, Graham Infrastructure, HDR|CEI, SUEZ, Graham Capital, and Michels Canada.

The provincial and federal governments are investing an approximate total of $459 million in the Capital Regional District’s wastewater infrastructure.

The Wastewater Treatment Project will provide tertiary treatment for wastewater from the core area municipalities of Victoria, Esquimalt, Saanich, Oak Bay, View Royal, Langford and Colwood, and the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations. The Wastewater Treatment Project consists of the McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant, the Residuals Treatment Facility at Hartland Landfill, and the conveyance system that will carry wastewater from across the core area to the treatment plant, and residual solids to the Residuals Treatment Facility.

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