Metro Vancouver terminates North Shore sewage treatment plant deal – .

Contractor appears to have “abandoned” North Shore sewage treatment plant, says Metro Vancouver – BC – .

VANCOUVER – The Metro Vancouver Regional District Chief said he had lost confidence in the contractor hired to build a wastewater treatment plant in North Vancouver, B.C. and terminated his contract with the company .

Jerry Dobrovolny, administrative director of the regional district, said the price had risen from $ 500 million to $ 1 billion.

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Acciona, the company behind the construction of the plant, was not available for interview and did not immediately return a request for comment.

Dobrovolny says that Acciona left the regional district with “no choice” after construction delays and rising prices.

A river of untreated sewage crosses the golf course in the Montreal region

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He says the project is 36% complete when according to Acciona’s schedule it should be 55%, and the project was to be completed by 2020.

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Dobrovolny says it is unusual to sever ties with a contractor, but the decision was made to protect taxpayers from additional costs.

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Acciona’s website says the company is also responsible for building the Broadway SkyTrain expansion as well as replacing the Pattullo Bridge.

“It’s a last resort, definitely not something we wanted to do or a job we wanted to be in. At some point we have to say enough is enough, ”Dobrovolny said in an interview.

He said the regional district will now make efforts to find a contractor quickly.

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