• $783 million program intended to address Victoria’s waste management; this includes new projects and upgrades/ expansions to existing facilities.
• Project is managed by Capital Regional District (CRD) and is expected to operate by 2016.
• Request for Proposals (RFP) for Rezoning Application Consultant services closing by mid November. This RFP is for a qualified consultant to coordinate and provide advice to the CRD on the application process, community consultation, and related activities to complete the rezoning of the McLoughlin Point parcel in Esquimalt.
• Currently the project is initiating its procurement process for the McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant; approximately 12 contracts will be procured for the entire program.
• Geotechnical investigations and surveys are ongoing for McLoughlin Point, Victoria Harbor, as well as an outfall alignment study.
OPPORTUNITIES – PROGRAMS/ PROJECTS
The Core Area Wastewater Treatment Program has 3 main projects:
• McLoughlin Wastewater Treatment Plant: Cost estimate of $210 million, consists of a 0.8 kilometer harbor crossing and 1.6 kilometer marine outfall pipeline.
• Biosolids Energy Centre: Cost estimate of $205 million, consists of the design and construction of a sludge dewatering and stabilization facility, biosolids storage and truck loading facility, pumping stations, 18 kilometer pipeline to transfer waste from McLoughlin Wastewater Treatment Plant to the Biosolids Energy Centre.
• Conveyance System Upgrades: Consists of Macaulay Point-McLoughlin Conveyance ($13 million), Clover Point-Ogden Point Conveyance ($20 million), Currie Pump Station upgrade/pipelines, consisting of an extension of the Trent Pump Station siphon ($12.8 million), Craigflower Pump Station replacement ($10 million), Arbutus Road Attenuation Tank ($9.5 million).