Graham, Aecon to upgrade Saskatchewan water plant

Ontario Construction News staff writer

Aecon Group Inc. says that Graham-Aecon Joint Venture, a 50/50 consortium between Aecon and Graham Construction, has been awarded a $273 million design-build contract by the Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Corporation (BPWTC) for the Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant Renewal Project near Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.

“We are proud to be upgrading such a critical piece of infrastructure,” says Ian Dickinson, executive vice-president of water at Graham.

“The original plant was commissioned in 1955 and last upgraded over 30 years ago. This renewal is crucial to meet the region’s growing population and its demand for safe and reliable potable water. We are also excited to partner with the corporation to deliver this project through a progressive-design-build model, which has enabled a partnership approach throughout the pre-construction phase and has been invaluable in enabling the project to move forward into construction.”

Construction will begin in June.

The scope of work includes demolition, earthworks, structural fabrication, electrical and instrumentation work, and the construction of concrete foundations and commercial buildings to deliver both new and retrofitted infrastructure. The upgrades will modernize technology and increase the capacity of the facility.

“The Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant has been integral in providing reliable, safe and high-quality water to surrounding communities for decades and this critical project will ensure the facility has the capacity to meet the needs of growing populations,” said Jean-Louis Servranckx, president and CEO, Aecon Group Inc. “We look forward to working with our client and partner as we bring our industry-leading industrial and water infrastructure expertise to deliver this sustainable project.”

The plant currently produces 205 million litres a day and will increase to 250 mililetres after the renovation.

Situated near Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, the plant serves over 260,000 residents in the cities of Regina, Moose Jaw and surrounding areas.


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