Dillon is pleased to have been recognized at the 2015 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards in Ottawa, ON with an Award of Excellence for the Environmental Remediation of the Outboard Marine Corporation of Canada manufacturing facility in Peterborough, Ontario. The Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards represent the highest honours for achievements in the Canadian industry and are co-sponsored by the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies Canada and Canadian Consulting Engineer magazine.
Outboard Marine Corporation of Canada operated a small-engine manufacturing facility in Peterborough, Ontario for nearly 75 years, prior to becoming insolvent. Dillon conducted environmental investigations that revealed legacy contamination from lubricating oils and degreasing fluids and identified impacted groundwater extending into a predominantly residential area. Acting as court-appointed receiver in addition to its technical role, Dillon completed the remediation using the first full-scale Canadian application of a remedial technology, significantly reducing environmental liabilities.
Project details may be found here. The ACEC Project page may be found here; the ACEC video may be found here. The Press release may be downloaded here.