Consulting firm to provide services for Peel Energy Recovery Center in Ontario.
The Region of Peel, Ontario, has awarded HDR Inc.
, Omaha, Neb., two contracts to provide environmental assessment, communication and procurement services for a new energy-from-waste (EfW) facility. The facility, the Peel Energy Recovery Centre, is only the second new municipally owned EfW facility to be proposed in Ontario in the last 20 years, according to HDR.
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 the owner's consultant during construction of a similar facility serving the regions of Durham and York, Ontario.
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 to 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 the EfW facility. Construction is expected to start in 2017 and will take approximately three years to be completed.
HDR is a global employee-owned firm providing architecture, engineering, consulting, construction and related services through its various operating companies. HDR says its more than 8,500 professionals are committed to helping clients manage complex projects and make sound decisions.