INNOVATION July-August 2015

Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade The Town of Ladysmith on Vancouver Island is upgrading its wastewater treatment plant to high quality secondary treatment using moving bed bioreactor (MBBR) technology for the biological process, followed by dissolved air flotation (DAF)

for the clarification process. The wastewater treatment plant is located at the foreshore on a very small site, with outfall discharge to marine waters. The site cannot accommodate conventional secondary treatment, but the MBBR/DAF process fits easily on the site, and will enable Ladysmith to treat effluent at this location long into the future. The process can be upgraded for nutrient removal if necessary. The project is scheduled to be commissioned in March 2016. This is the first application of the MBBR/DAF process to treat municipal effluent in Canada. Owner: Town of Ladysmith. Lead consultant: Opus DaytonKnight Consultants, with EXP, WV Engineering and Integral Engineering. Contractor: Tritech.

Fleet Maintenance Facility CFB Esquimalt Phase 5 This is the fifth and final phase of the FMFCB Shop Consolidation Project, which began in the 1990s

to replace antiquated, outdated and deficient industrial facilities. This phase, valued at more than $170 million, involves the transformation and modernization of existing ship repair facilities, construction of new facilities, procurement of specialized test and finishing equipment, and industrial shop consolidations. At project completion, the Royal Canadian Navy will be delivered nearly 200,000 square feet of additional shop space. Owner: Department of National Defence. Prime consultant: Stantec (Iqbal Addetia, P.Eng.). Construction manager: Ellis Don Kinetic – A Joint Venture (Project management: Bruce Blair and Chris Chalecki, P.Eng.). Northern Canada offers an unknown depth of potential. On Baffin Island in Nunavut, the Mary River Project is a significant $5 billion iron ore development. Hatch and Hatch Mott MacDonald took a lead role in developing the lifeline to the mine site and region: the Mary River Aerodrome. A success in cold climate engineering and innovation, the Mary River Aerodrome was key to transporting supplies and equipment to a site formerly accessible only through a nine-week shipping window. Over the course of the design, the integrated Hatch and HMM team met the challenges of working in an Arctic and remote environment. Project owner: Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation. Consultants: Hatch and Hatch Mott MacDonald. APEGBC members: Harvie Buitelaar, P.Eng.; Peter Plut, P.Eng. Mary River Project Aerodrome

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