The Region of Peel, in the Greater Toronto Area of Canada, has announced a forthcoming informational meeting for contractors interested in its Hanlan Feedermain Project. The proposed 2.4m (7.9ft) i.d. pipeline will run from the Lakeview Water Treatment Plant on the shoreline of Lake Ontario, in Mississauga, approximately 14km (8.7-miles) northward to the Hanlan Reservoir and Pumping Station. The major tunnel component is a 6km (3.73-mile) long, 3.6m (11.8ft) diameter, TBM driven tunnel in shale under major highways and rail bridges. This will be tendered as a separate contract in mid-2012.
In addition to the major tunnel component, several additional tunnels of 2.4m (7.9ft) and 3.6m (11.8ft) diameter are required for lengths up to 1.4km (4,595ft). These tunnels are expected to be in more challenging soil conditions and cross under several highway bridges.
The Hanlan Feedermain Project is part of the Region of Peel’s 2007 Water and Wastewater Master Plan. Once constructed it will enhance the regional water supply, service commitments to growth and provide redundancy for the Region’s system. The project is currently in the early stage of design by MMM Group and CH2M HILL.
The informational project meeting for interested contractors, which will be advertised in multiple industry publications, will be held in January 2012.