Client: Pomerleau Inc.
Location: Corner Brook, Newfoundland
Size: 30 MLD water treatment plant
Delivery Model: Design-Build

General contractor, Pomerleau Inc., partnered with J.L. Richards & Associates Limited (JLR) and were short listed to compete against two other design-build teams to design and construct a new green field 30 MLD water treatment plant (WTP) in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. The City of Corner Brook (City) has a population of approximately 32,000 and is a vital community that provides an important link to the west coast of Newfoundland. Through collaboration and innovative design, the Pomerleau/JLR team was ultimately selected for a project that was approximately $20M lower than a previously tendered/cancelled design/bid/build project.

Upon award of the project, JLR continued to work with Pomerleau, key trades and equipment suppliers, the City, and their agents in the development of additional design details including 100% completion drawings and technical specifications. Pilot testing of the treatment process was also undertaken at the request of the Owner in the summer of 2012 to further optimize the design.

The $25M WTP included a three-train water treatment system that includes dissolved air floatation (DAF), rapid sand/anthracite filtration, and ultra-violet (UV) disinfection. Other key elements of the plant included the construction of two above grade water storage tanks, loading docks for chemical deliveries, offices for staff, a full analytical laboratory, service garage and other facilities to support operations and maintenance staff and the treatment processes.

The Corner Brook WTP project exemplifies the abilities of JLR’s multidisciplinary team to work collaboratively as part of a design-build team to develop and implement efficient solutions to challenging technical problems.

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