Sudbury Biosolids Management Facility wins the 2013 Chuck Wills Award from the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships
R.V. Anderson Associates Limited (RVA)’s contribution to the City of Greater Sudbury’s Biosolids Management Facility helps to win the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnership (CCPPP)’s 2013 Chuck Wills Award, one of the organization’s National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships (P3).
The City has partnered with N-Viro Systems Canada LP through a P3 agreement to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the new facility, which includes a two-year design and construction period and a 20-year operating period. This partnership is the first of its kind for the City and is supported by PPP Canada.
The new facility will provide an environmentally sustainable solution to manage sewage sludge by repurposing biosolids into a soil amendment product utilizing the N-Viro® process. The end product will be sold for use to many industries, including local mine reclamation.
RVA provided engineering services during the procurement phase of the project as the City’s Technical Consultant, participating in commercial meetings and negotiations, developing Project Agreement documentation and preparing the conceptual design and project quality specifications.
RVA continued as the City’s Technical Consultant and Owner’s Representative to administer the Project Agreement during construction, which is expected to be completed in May 2015.