The City of Barrie has awarded the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) – for Wastewater Treatment Facility (WwTF) Upgrade Program to the Maple-Bird Joint-Venture (MBJV). The $125 million project is Canada’s largest and most comprehensive wastewater IPD project to date.

The WwTF Upgrade Program will take approximately eight years to complete and includes advanced nutrient removal solution for the existing plant, plans for the expansion of the facility to 96 megalitres per day, digester capacity expansion, peak flow attenuation facility, a new hydro substation and other critical features.

The redevelopment and expansion of the City’s WwTF will be managed as a design and construction program combining a series of distinct, interdependent projects, to be delivered in a coordinated and sequenced approach, making IPD an ideal delivery method.

“Maple Reinders is pleased to continue its legacy of flexibility in project delivery, and open and transparent, ‘partner-based’ approach to project realization. We have extensive experience with this asset type and this partner and are confident that this project will achieve the targets set for by the City of Barrie” said Maple Reinders’ vice-president of Major Projects, Reuben Scholtens. “We are excited to collaborate with the City and our partners in order to bring this world-class facility upgrade to the City of Barrie on time and on budget”.

Investments to improve the City of Barrie’s WwTF infrastructure are being made to ensure optimal design and delivery of wastewater services for the City of Barrie, while accommodating growth.

“Bird has established a prominent industry position in collaborative contracting and I am pleased to see this recognized through multiple IPD awards that have contributed substantially to our robust Backlog,” said Teri McKibbon, president and CEO of Bird. “Over the past several years, we have been awarded a number of wastewater projects under this contracting method, and we look forward to bringing our technical and project execution expertise to the City of Barrie.”

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