Limited access due to the site’s remoteness was one of the main challenges. Given the shortage of local materials and skilled labour, it would have been very expensive to build a water treatment plant on site. The design team and stakeholders therefore chose to build the plant in "southern" Quebec. Once completed, the plant was dismantled, put into sealed containers and transported by boat to Harrington Harbour, where it was reassembled on the selected site. The project logistics required flawless coordination and tracking.
The presence of rock and the local climate meant that the drinking water distribution network had to be built with HDPE pipe, insulated and heated to prevent freezing.
Our team delivered the following:
- Surface water supply / hydrology study
- Preparation of solutions and estimates
- Permit and subsidy requests
- Surveying of the ground, infrastructure and useful assets
- Detailed plans and specifications
- Cost estimates
- Call for tenders and management
- Construction supervision
The project was delivered on time and within budget, despite the constraints. The project was commissioned as planned before the winter of 2015. However, due to a number of construction delays, operating deficiency correction could only take place in spring 2016.