Maple Reinders, as part of the Harbour City Solutions consortium, was selected to build the Hamilton Biosolids Management project. The project is being delivered through a PPP using the design-build-finance-operate-maintain model, with a 30-year contract operations term.
The Hamilton Biosolids facility will treat all the City of Hamilton’s biosolids processed by their wastewater treatment system using an advanced thermal drying process, the first of its level of quality and reliability in the province. The new facility will produce ‘Class A’ pellets which will be sold to the agricultural community as a slow release organic fertilizer, or to coal burning industrial facilities as a renewable fuel replacement for coal. This technology will also greatly reduce the number of transport trucks required to remove solids from the plant on a daily basis, greatly improving air quality in the area.
Maple Reinders, along with key Canadian and European project partners, undertook a benchmark Design/Build/Operate project to implement a new centralized compost facility as part of the City’s ambitious waste management plan.