First Narrows Pump Station Construction Underway

First Narrows Pump Station Construction Underway

The First Narrows Pump Station, along with a network of new sewer pipes, will convey wastewater to and from the new North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant (NSWWTP) in the District of North Vancouver. The pumps station and pipes are collectively known as the NSWWTP Conveyance Project.

The Conveyance Project is part of the NSWWTP Program that includes the design and construction of the new plant and decommissioning of the Lions Gate Wastewater Treatment Plant. The program received funding from both the federal and provincial governments.

Metro Vancouver has been working closely with stakeholders, including the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, CN Rail, and Indigenous Services Canada as well as the Squamish Nation.

The NSWWTP Conveyance Project is being delivered using a design-build-finance model by the North Shore Conveyance Partners, a joint venture between Michels Canada and Kenaidan, through a project agreement with Metro Vancouver.

In July, Metro Vancouver’s Board of Directors approved adding tertiary treatment at the North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant, which will serve the District of West Vancouver, City of North Vancouver, District of North Vancouver, Squamish Nation and Tsleil-Waututh First Nation.

Excavation, waterproofing, the concrete base slab and fabrication of formwork for the pump station are complete. Construction of temporary shafts to facilitate tunneling for sections of the pipe system is ongoing.