The Regional District’s engineering consultant, Conestoga Rovers & Associates, says Graydon Contracting has performed "satisfactorily" on projects of a similar nature in the past and have experience in this type of work.
Last January, the PRRD received $980,000 from Canada’s Gas Tax Fund for the construction of a new, state of the art gas management facility at the landfill. The technology used is designed to capture and utilize up to 75 per cent of the landfill’s gas emissions. The project will satisfy the provincial Landfill Gas Management Regulation, which requires the installation of a gas management facility by 2016.
The original budget for the project was $1.5 million, which has now been increased to $2.1 million. It was originally estimated that the facility would be up and running by fall of 2012, but the first tender didn't receive any bids by the September close date. The tender was reissued and garnered four bids, the highest of which came in at over $3.5 million.
It's expected construction will begin this January, and the system in operation by July. Regional District staff are also looking into the possibility of using or selling the collected landfill gas.