Three shortlisted for Regina water P3

Three teams have been shortlisted for the wastewater treatment P3 in the city of Regina.

Following the decision from the residents of the city to have the deal go ahead as a P3 in a referendum last month, the following teams have now been shortlisted by the city:

  • EPCOR Saskatchewan Water Partners, including Lockerbie Stanley, Stantec, EPCOR Water Services, Gracorp Capital Advisors, Graham Infrastructure
  • Prairie Water Partners, including CH2M Hill Canada, Maple Reinders Constructors, Alliance Energy, Westridge Construction, GEC Architecture, Macquarie Capital Group
  • Wascana Environmental Partners, Alberici Constructors, Burns and McDonnell Engineering, Black and McDonald, Allnorth Consultants, Brookfield Financial, Fiera Axium Infrastructure Canada II, United Water Environmental Services Canada

The three teams can now submit proposals for the design, build, finance, operate and maintain project, which will see the creation of a new $224m facility over a 30-year period.

A preferred bidder is expected to be chosen next May, with construction earmarked by the fall of 2014.

The project had been blighted with controversy after lobby group Regina Water Watch vehemently opposed the plans following the request for qualifications in May, fearing the facility would be taken out of the public’s hands.

However after city mayor Michael Fougere’s decision to put the plans to the public vote in July, residents of the city opted for a P3 framework for the new site.