Sault Ste. Marie awards $31-million contract for sewage treatment plant upgrade

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Ontario Construction News staff writer

Maple Reinders Construction Ltd. has been awarded a $31-million contract to upgrade the West End Wastewater Treatment Plant in Sault Ste. Marie, SooToday reports.

Maple Reinders winning bid was $31,440,700.

Council approved an Engineering Agreement with AECOM in 2016 for consulting services related to the plant upgrades.

AECOM carried out a pre-qualification of general contractors and four contractors were invited to submit a bid.

Construction will include:

  • removal of various process equipment throughout the plant
  • installation of pre-selected process equipment
  • building a new septage unloading station
  • building a new headworks building
  • upgrades to the existing sludge dewatering building
  • upgrades to mechanical equipment, including replacement of air-handling units, ducting, adding new odour removal fans and stacks
  • upgrades and repairs to various structural, architectural and electrical components of existing facilities
  • installation of two new walk-in back-up generators
  • various road, fencing, and site civil works
  • coordination of the upgrades with the operators to maintain full operations at the plant


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