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Canada - Composting Facility

14/07/2017 | Project Number: 001183

Key Project Facts

Country: Location:
Canada Calgary, Alberta
   
Principal Facility Type: Facility Type:
Waste processing Composting, Waste-to-Co-Product
   
Principal Waste Type: Waste Type:
Organic (general/unspecified) Food, Plant/Green/Garden Waste, Wastewater/sewage/sludge
   
Development Phase: Value:
Project Operational US$ 126,736,647
   
Byproduct: Capacity (tonnes/year):
Compost 140,000
   
Commission Date:
Q2 2017
   

Project Updates

Date Change made
14/07/2017 Project completed and operations under way.
20/07/2015 DBFO contract awarded.
29/05/2015 Council approves additional finance.
20/03/2015 RFP now closed and submissions being evaluated.

Construction and operation of a composting facility.

On 29th June 2017, the Chinook Resource Management Group achieved substantial completion on time and on budget for the City of Calgary's source separated organics (SSO) and class A biosolids in-vessel composting facility at Shepard Landfill south of 114th Avenue S.E.

This project was delivered under a design-build-finance-operate-maintain (DBFOM) public-private partnership (P3) model. In addition to being the first composting facility to be delivered under the P3 model in Canada, it is also the largest of its kind in North America.

Beginning immediately, Maple Reinders' subsidiary AIM Environmental Group has begun operations of the facility, on behalf of the City of Calgary, for a period of ten years. AIM Environmental Group will adhere to the City's and the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment's strict standards to produce class AA compost from the SSO material, and class A biosolids.

On 7th October 2013, the City of Calgary had issued a pre-notice related to a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to identify prequalified parties for the facility. On 5th May 2014, City Council gave the first phase of approvals for funding for a Green Cart Composting Program.

In March 2015, a spokesperson for the City told AcuComm that as a result of the RFQ process four contracting entities were prequalified to allow them to submit proposals on the project. The Request for Proposals (RFP) was issued to the prequalified consortia on 25th July 2014 and the RFP process was completed in early March 2015.

On 25th June 2015, Bird Construction announced that it was part of the Chinook Resource Management Group consortium that had executed a contract to DBFOM the composting facility for the City of Calgary. Bird Capital has a 50% interest in the concession responsible, under a direct contract with the City. The design and construction was performed by Nason Contracting Group (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bird Construction) in a 50% joint venture with Maple Reinders. Construction commenced in autumn 2015.

The facility is able to process 100,000 wet tonnes per year of residential and commercial SSO, as well as approximately 40,000 wet tonnes per year of dewatered biosolids that will produce high quality compost. The SSO feedstock will be collected from single family households throughout the City and will include both food scraps and leaf and yard waste.

The facility is the first commercial building in Alberta to be registered under LEED Gold v4, containing several sustainable design features to complement its function. For example, instead of using city water to address the demands of the 356,860 square foot facility, 100% of the site stormwater is recovered and used, which also relieves strain on the sewer system in heavy rainfall.

At a meeting held on 27th April 2015, Calgary City Council approved the transfer of an additional C$10 million to pay for the facility, after initial bids came in higher than expected. Based on pre-engineering work completed in 2013, a capital budget requirement of C$133.0 million for the composting facility was approved by Council on 27th May 2013.

Contact Information

Contractor/Engineer
Contact Mr Mike Reinders Phone
Job Title President Fax
Email
 
Company Maple Reinders Constructors Head Office
Address 2660 Argentia Road
Mississauga
Ontario
L5N 5V4
Canada
Phone 1 905 821 4844
Fax 1 905 821 4822
Email [email protected]
Web www.maple.ca
Contractor/Engineer
Contact Mr Reuben Scholtens Phone
Job Title Director, Infrastructure Development Fax
Email
 
Company Maple Reinders Constructors Head Office
Address 2660 Argentia Road
Mississauga
Ontario
L5N 5V4
Canada
Phone 1 905 821 4844
Fax 1 905 821 4822
Email [email protected]
Web www.maple.ca
Contractor/Engineer
Contact Mr Taylor Green Phone
Job Title Business Development Manager Fax
Email
 
Company Nason Contracting Group
Address 25 Corriveau Avenue
St. Albert
Alberta
T8N 5A3
Canada
Phone 1 780 470 7100
Fax 1 780 459 1208
Email
Web www.nason.ca/
Contractor/Engineer
Contact Mr Andrew Sly Phone
Job Title District Manager Fax
Email
 
Company Nason Contracting Group
Address 25 Corriveau Avenue
St. Albert
Alberta
T8N 5A3
Canada
Phone 1 780 470 7100
Fax 1 780 459 1208
Email
Web www.nason.ca/
Contractor/Engineer
Contact Mr Wayne R. Gingrich Phone
Job Title Chief Financial Officer Fax
Email
 
Company Bird Construction
Address 5700 Explorer Drive
Suite 400
Mississauga
Ontario
L4W 0C6
Canada
Phone 1 905 602 4122
Fax 1 905 602 1516
Email
Web www.bird.ca
Contractor/Engineer
Contact Mr Ian J. Boyd Phone
Job Title President and Chief Executive Officer Fax
Email
 
Company Bird Construction
Address 5700 Explorer Drive
Suite 400
Mississauga
Ontario
L4W 0C6
Canada
Phone 1 905 602 4122
Fax 1 905 602 1516
Email
Web www.bird.ca
Government Body
Company City of Calgary - Finance & Supply - Supply Management Division
Address 677 25 Ave. S.E.
2nd Floor Building U
Calgary
Alberta
T2G 4K8
Canada
Phone 1 403 268 2489
Fax 1 403 538 6111
Email
Web www.calgary.ca/
Operator
Contact Mr Sean Van Wely Phone
Job Title Composting Facility Operations Manager Fax
Email
 
Company AIM Environmental Group
Address 1100 South Service Road
Suite 419
Stoney Creek
Ontario
L8E 0C5
Canada
Phone 1 905 560 0090
Fax
Email [email protected]
Web www.aimgroup.ca
Operator
Contact Mr Ken Kielly Phone
Job Title Composting Facility Manager Fax
Email
 
Company AIM Environmental Group
Address 1100 South Service Road
Suite 419
Stoney Creek
Ontario
L8E 0C5
Canada
Phone 1 905 560 0090
Fax
Email [email protected]
Web www.aimgroup.ca
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