CH2M announced that two of the firm’s projects received industry awards during the Global Water Awards ceremony. Presented on April 27, 2015 in Athens, Greece, by Jose Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission (2004-2014) and prime minister of Portugal (2002-2004), the 2015 Global Water Awards were awarded in conjunction with the Global Water Intelligence’s annual Global Water Summit and celebrate achievements in the international water industry.
The Region of Peel’s Lakeview Water Treatment Plant, located in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, was named the Water Project of the Year for its 400,000-cu-meter-per-day phase 2 expansion project (known as OBM2), which is part of a 12-year, $450 million capital improvement program. OBM2 treats water from Lake Ontario using ozone, biologically active carbon contactors, ultraviolet disinfection and membrane ultrafiltration.
CH2M designed, permitted and commissioned the expansion project on behalf of the Region of Peel, which was recognized for the deployment of one of the world’s largest integrated ozone, biological contactors and membrane facilities.
Lakeview’s reduced footprint allowed for the preservation of green spaces and the continued use of public recreational fields. The plant avoids coagulation and allows 95% of process residuals to be returned to the lake—largely eliminating the need for costly disposal by truck and keeping chemical deliveries to a minimum.
“The region partnered with CH2M, suppliers and contractors to meet budget, schedule and sustainability goals for the 12-year program,” said Jeff Hennings, manager of Capital Works for the Region of Peel, “while also delivering an industry-leading capital cost of Can$0.40 per liter per day of water treatment capacity for OBM2.”
Additionally, CH2M’s client, Hunter Water, received an Award of Distinction for Water Reuse Project of the Year, for its Kooragang Industrial Water Scheme—a groundbreaking wastewater recycling scheme, which features a 9,000-cu-meter-per-day advanced water treatment plant. The plant polishes treated municipal wastewater from the Shortland wastewater treatment plant and supplies the clean water via an 8-km pipeline to industrial water users on Kooragang Island, located in New South Wales, Australia. CH2M, as part of the Hunter Treatment Alliance, with client Hunter Water and joint venture partner Lend Lease, led the concept and detailed design of the A$40 million project for Hunter Water.