ACCIONA has begun construction of a new CAD 700M wastewater treatment plant that will service more than 200,000 residents and two First Nation communities in North Shore, part of the metropolitan area of Vancouver.
The North Shore Waste Water Treatment Plant (NSWTTP) is a new facility that will replace the existing primary Lions Gate Wastewater treatment Plant, which is more than 50 years old. New federal regulations require that all Canadian wastewater treatment plants provide primary and secondary treatment to improve water quality and safety.
The contract includes the design, build and construction financing for the new North Shore Secondary Wastewater Treatment Plant, which will have an advanced secondary treatment and energy recovery facilities. The new plant will be built to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards on a very compact site. Much of it will be underground. Its design incorporates energy efficiency and recovery solutions, water conservation and reuse, on-site storm water management and measures to minimise waste generation.
The project is being undertaken by ACCIONA Construction, the group’s division specialised in the development of major complex infrastructure projects around the world and ACCIONA Agua, the group’s water division, which designs, builds, operates and maintains water and wastewater facilities.
The new NSWTTP will be designed to meet community needs, with sustainability and community integration at the forefront.