TORONTO, Nov. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Council for Public-Private
Partnerships (CCPPP) is proud to announce that Sudbury's Biosolids
Management Facility has won the 2013 Chuck Wills Award, one of the
organization's National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in
Public-Private Partnerships. The award is presented to outstanding
municipal P3 projects in memory of the former CAO of the City of
Windsor, who was a tireless supporter of P3 and a CCPPP Board member.
This is the first P3 for the City of Greater Sudbury and the first P3
biosolids project in Canada. Its integration of small and medium-sized
partners serves as a model for others. The project is being developed
under a design, build, finance, operate and maintain (DBFOM) agreement
with N-Viro Systems Canada LP, which includes a two-year design and
construction period and a 20-year operating period.
The new facility provides an environmentally sustainable solution for
the management of Greater Sudbury's sewage sludge. It will generate a
value-added product, NRich®, which will be sold for use in many
industries, including mine reclamation around Sudbury. After 30 years
of disposing of activated sewage sludge in Vale's tailing ponds, with
the attendant environmental risks and foul odours, Sudbury is now
leading the way in community sustainability.
The project, with a construction price of $63.1 million and a total cost
to the City over the 20-year life of the project of $149.2 million net
present value (NPV), will generate value for money of $11.1 million. It
is leveraging financing from PPP Canada of 25 per cent of eligible
costs, to a maximum of $11 million.
"I'm delighted that Sudbury's inaugural P3 project is being recognized
with the Chuck Wills Award" said Mark Romoff, President and CEO, CCPPP.
"The project provides a creative solution for a mid-sized city with
limited access to capital, and it has generated learning that can be
applied to smaller-scale infrastructure projects using smaller partners
across Canada. This is a great leadership contribution to the national
scene, as the need for municipal infrastructure grows everywhere."
The award will be presented on November 7th at The Council's annual conference. The gathering attracts major
players from across Canada and around the world, where the Canadian P3
approach is considered best in class.
About the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships: Established in 1993, CCPPP is a national not-for-profit, non-partisan,
member-based organization with broad representation from across the
public and private sectors. Its mission is to promote innovative
approaches to infrastructure development and service delivery through
public-private partnerships with all levels of government. The Council
is a proponent of evidence-based public policy in support of P3s,
facilitates the adoption of international best practices, and educates
stakeholders and the community on the economic and social benefits of
public-private partnerships. The Council organizes an annual conference
that is recognized internationally as the premier forum bringing
together senior government and business leaders in the P3 community at
which the most successful Canadian public-private partnerships are
celebrated through CCPPP's National Awards for Innovation and
SOURCE: Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships
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