Ball Construction is pleased to report that extensive upgrades at Hamilton’s Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) are progressing steadily under the management of a joint venture between Maple Reinders and Ball Construction (Maple/Ball JV). Located on Woodward Avenue, this sub-project is one segment of the City of Hamilton’s $340 million upgrades to its main wastewater treatment plant—a massive undertaking and the largest single capital investment in the city’s history.
To date, Maple/Ball JV has successfully completed Phase 1 and is nearing completion of Phase 2. Some of the dynamic components of this important project include approximately 18,000 cubic meters of concrete poured to date, a 64-meter-long tunnel from the existing pumping station to the new pumping station and approximately 2,160 square meters of custom quarry stone installed.
The end of Phase 2 will complete construction of the new main pumping station and the commissioning phase of all installed equipment. Accomplishments through the second phase include completing the bulk of the concrete work, finishing the exterior building envelope, structural steel erection and installation of all twelve of the 700 horsepower pumps. We are progressing nicely with electrical equipment installation and cable connections, and HVAC and plumbing systems. Meanwhile, the building’s architectural finishes are well underway.
The project has up to 150 workers on site at any given time. This gives an idea of the complexity and scope of the project and the intense planning, budget and schedule achievements to date and overall capabilities and expertise of the many project teams involved in this large infrastructure project. This multi-phased, multi-staged project will certainly be a triumph for our joint venture team as we head into the third and final phase of the project.
Maple/Ball JV would like to thank all subtrades, consultant and construction teams and the City of Hamilton for their dedication and collective spirit in moving this important project toward a successfully completion in 2021.
A project of this magnitude takes years of planning, administration and risk mitigation and the Maple/Ball JV team looks forward to reporting on the last phase of associated upgrades at the Woodward WWTP.