Burlington, Ontario, May 24, 2016 – Anaergia Inc. announced today that it is part of a team led by W.S. Nicholls Construction Inc. and including the Ontario Clean Water Agency ("OCWA") and exp Services Inc. ("exp") that was selected by the City of Toronto, Ontario, to design, build, and operate the upgraded and expanded Dufferin Organics Processing Facility ("DOPF").
The original DOPF, which had been built to process 25,000 tonnes of organic material annually, from the City’s Green Bin Program, will be upgraded with new processes and expanded to a capacity of 55,000 tonnes per year. Design and other pre-construction activity has already begun, and commissioning and commencement of processing operations is scheduled for mid-2018.
Anaergia will supply the expanded DOPF with all major processing equipment including two organic material preprocessing trains, each of which will have a range of equipment including Anaergia’s exclusive BIOREX™ system for separation of organic material and its Organic Polishing System to generate clean feedstock for anaerobic digestion. Anaergia will also supply a membrane bioreactor wastewater treatment system for centrate treatment utilizing FibrePlateTM membrane from Fibracast, an Anaergia subsidiary.
In addition to designing and supplying the major processing equipment for this facility, Anaergia will also operate and maintain it, in partnership with OCWA.
The Engineer of Record for this project is exp, and it is providing detailed engineering design while working in an integrated setting with the other team members.
Mr. Carlyle Khan, Director of Infrastructure Development & Asset Management for Solid Waste Management Services of the City of Toronto said: "The City of Toronto embarked on a multi-year process to find the optimal technology to process our Green Bin material through a competitive process. These objectives were met by the successful proponent and the upgraded and expanded DOPF will be the second leading North American facility for the optimal treatment of municipal organic waste in the City of Toronto."
Mr. Terry Budd, Vice President/General Manager of W. S. Nicholls Construction Inc. added: "As a leader in the industry, we pride ourselves on providing consistent, reliable and quality service. Therefore, we are very pleased to be teaming with Anaergia to bring the best available technology to meet the needs of the City of Toronto."
Dr. Andrew Benedek, CEO of Anaergia, noted: "Anaergia is a Canadian company and a leader in providing solutions to meet the needs of municipalities around the world for diverting organic waste from landfills. We are pleased and proud to be part of the team that was chosen for this project in Canada’s largest city. Our team for the execution of this project is based in our Burlington, Ontario, head office which is located only about fifty kilometers from the DOPF. We are also very pleased to work with excellent partners on this project, W. S. Nicholls, OCWA, and exp."
About the City of Toronto
Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America with a population of about 2.8 million people and was recently recognized as the most diverse city in the world. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities. The City of Toronto has a long history of leadership on environmental and urban energy issues. In recent years, Toronto’s municipal leadership adopted a number of visionary long-term strategies to guide the City into becoming the most sustainable city in North America.
About W.S. Nicholls Construction Inc.
WS Nicholls Construction Inc. provides mechanical, electrical, civil, structural, and equipment installation and fabrication. It serves the energy, chemical, oil and gas, automotive, pulp and paper, water, waste water, and food industries. WS Nicholls is pleased to have a solid base of repeat business from government and private industry customers.
About The Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA)
The Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) is a provincial agency that provides a full range of water and wastewater services to municipalities, First Nation communities, institutions and private sector companies across Ontario. A "Total Solutions Provider", OCWA offers a full range of services to support clients at every stage of the asset lifecycle. OCWA operates and maintains a total of over 800 water, wastewater and associated facilities, more than any other operator in Canada.
About exp Services Inc. (exp)
exp provides professional, technical and strategic services to the world's built and natural environments in six key practice areas: Buildings; Earth & Environment; Energy, Industrial; Infrastructure; and Sustainability. With close to 3,000 creative exp professionals across North America and around the globe, exp provides the expertise and experience needed to deliver successful projects for clients.
About Anaergia Inc.
Anaergia Inc. is the global technology leader in recovering value from waste for the municipal, industrial, and agriculture sectors. Through its proven portfolio of proprietary technologies, Anaergia’s integrated solutions create value for its customers in the forms of clean water, renewable energy, and quality fertilizers while dramatically reducing the cost of waste management. Anaergia’s global headquarters are located in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. It operates out of fourteen regional offices as well as three manufacturing plants. Anaergia’s technologies are in use at over a thousand resource recovery facilities worldwide, reducing greenhouse gas emissions while creating new revenue sources for its clients.