Maple Reinders today announced that Hartland Resource Management Group (HRMG), a special purpose company of which Maple Reinders PPP Ltd. is a development partner, has reached financial close and has subsequently been awarded the contract to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Capital Regional District (CRD) Residuals Treatment Facility located at the Hartland Landfill. This facility marks the fourth Canadian environmental project which Maple Reinders will deliver under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) format, a first amongst its fellow Canadian contractors.
The CRD Residuals Treatment Facility will treat residual solids produced at the CRD’s new McLoughlin Point wastewater treatment plant, using proven anaerobic digestion followed by thickening, dewatering and a drying process, utilizing a fluid bed dryer, an advanced system common in Europe. Once complete, this facility will house the first fluid bed dryer of this type in Canada, and the second in North America.
“CRD staff developed and maintained a stringent standard for the treatment of this material” said Reuben Scholtens, Director, Infrastructure Development for Maple Reinders. “The CRD procurement process was firm but fair, which ultimately drove the best value and a proven solution for the CRD. We are excited at the prospect of working for this client on this future-ready, best-in-class facility.”
DBFOM (design-build-finance-operate-maintain) PPP projects are becoming increasingly common for Canadian environmental infrastructure. Federal, provincial, municipal and First Nations’ governments are turning to this model to ensure on time and on budget delivery, and assurance of long term operations and maintenance costs.