Sanexen Environmental Services has won the bid for the environmental remediation project of the former Aleris plant site in Trois-Rivières, Québec.
With an estimated duration of four years, this large-scale project will be completed for the Québec Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques, de la Faune et des Parcs, in order to give this vast land back to the community.
“This is a major project for the community,” said Éric Sauvageau, Executive Vice-President at Sanexen.
“Throughout our 37-year history, Sanexen has made it its duty to put its expertise and experience in the field to the benefit of its clients and communities. We will see more and more large-scale site remediation projects in North America, and we are very proud to be a trusted partner for cities and governments.”
The contract for this environmental remediation of the former aluminum plant site is estimated at $17.5 million. Sanexen’s team of experts will completely decontaminate the site in order to give a second life to this huge industrial wasteland with an area equivalent to 14 soccer fields.
Sanexen has completed over 6,000 projects and over $2 billion in environmental works. Its team of experts have treated over 10.3 billion litres of contaminated water and 19 million tonnes of impacted soil.
“This type of complex project requires ingenuity, innovation, and above all, proven field experience, which our people possess,” added Jean-François Bolduc, President of SANEXEN.
“We are pleased to lead this major project, which will give back land and opportunities to the Trois-Rivières community.”
The City of Trois-Rivières wants to establish a new sustainable urban neighborhood on the 18.5-hectare site. Operations at the Aleris plant ceased in 2008, and it was demolished in 2020.