Metro Vancouver and PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc have signed a contract to take the next steps to complete the North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant. "The North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant is a critical piece of infrastructure required to improve the quality of treated wastewater released into Burrard Inlet and to protect the environment," said Jerry Dobrovolny, Commissioner and CAO of Metro Vancouver. "We are committed to creating and maintaining strong collaborative partnerships to deliver our critical infrastructure, and look forward to working with PCL to complete this project as quickly as possible, in the best interests of the region."With the contract finalized, Metro Vancouver and PCL will work together over the next year to develop a new plan to complete the project, including developing a revised project budget and schedule. Some construction work is expected to resume under PCL this summer, ensuring that the project continues to progress."PCL is excited to collaborate with Metro Vancouver for the delivery of the North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant," said Sean Hamelin, Senior Vice President and District Manager of PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc. "With a long and successful local presence in the Greater Vancouver region, PCL is proud to build infrastructure for the communities that we live, work, and play in. We thoroughly understand the task at hand, and we will complete this project safely and efficiently so that Metro Vancouver can provide a new treatment facility that will significantly improve the environment, reuse energy, and provide opportunities for educational and community engagement."The contract approach adopted by Metro Vancouver with PCL will allow for design of the plant to be completed and for construction to move forward in the quickest timeframe possible, while maintaining competitive costs for the region. Once the new plan to complete the project is ready, it will be reviewed by the Metro Vancouver Board of Directors, and there will be opportunities for additional sub-contracting.When complete, the North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant will serve more than 250,000 residents of the District of West Vancouver, District of North Vancouver, the City of North Vancouver and the Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, and provide tertiary treatment to better protect the environment.