New Contracts Expand HDR's Energy-from-Waste Presence in Canada

(September 26, 2013) - The Region of Peel, Ontario, awarded HDR two contracts to provide environmental assessment, communication and procurement services for a new energy-from-waste (EFW) facility. The facility, which is called the Peel Energy Recovery Centre, is only the second new municipally owned EFW facility to be proposed in Ontario in the last 20 years.

HDR has worked with the Region of Peel, which has a population of 1.3 million, for several years on its waste management system. HDR is currently serving as owner's consultant during construction of a similar facility serving the Regions of Durham and York, Ontario—the first new municipal EFW facility developed in Canada in the last 20 years.

The Peel Energy Recovery Centre will process 300,000 tons per year of Peel's residential garbage to produce useable energy, such as steam or electricity, and recover recyclable metals. It will allow the Region to reduce the overall volume of waste going to landfill by up to 90 percent, decreasing its reliance on landfill disposal and its impact on the environment.

A Request for Qualifications was released in August to initiate the formal procurement process for this facility. Construction is expected to start in 2017 and will take approximately three years to be completed.

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