Golder Wins the Léonard Environment Award for the 2nd Consecutive Year

Montréal, QC – Golder has been named a winner by the Association des ingénieurs-conseils du Québec (association of consulting engineers of Québec) in the Environment category of the Association’s Grands prix du génie-conseil québécois (consulting engineering award gala). Golder took home a Léonard, a “symbol of outstanding quality in engineering”, in recognition of its role in the Dow Chemical and Petromont consortium project involving the remediation of contaminated soil at a former manufacturing site in Montreal East. The award was received at the annual gala held in Montreal on May 11.

From left to right : Jacques Laparé, Chairman of the board of Gestion FÉRIQUE; Normand D’Anjou, Principal, Project Director at Golder Associés; Jimmy Côté, Associate, Project Director at Golder Associés; Éric Bergeron, Associate, Senior Design Engineer at Golder Associés; Louis Rail, President at Pétromont.

Golder is particularly proud of its team, which has earned a Léonard in this category for the 2nd consecutive year. Last year, the Lac-Mégantic characterization and remediation project received this honour, jointly with a special mention from the jury. This year, Golder’s project once again stood out, this time for the innovation, creativity and ingenuity of the technology deployed by the team.

Golder was contracted by Dow Chemical Canada, a chemical manufacturer, and Petromont, a former polyethylene and petrochemical manufacturing plant in Québec, to develop a treatment method that would integrate sustainable development considerations into the remediation process of soil contaminated with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) and heavy petroleum hydrocarbons. In total, more than 120,000 m³ of soil required excavation and remediation. After laboratory and field pilot treatability testing, a biological treatment process using innovative technologies consisting of large-scale biopile and co-composting treatment, was designed and deployed by the Québec Golder team directly on site.

By opting for sustainable technologies, the Dow-Petromont consortium is significantly minimizing its ecological footprint. The contaminated soils are treated directly on the Montréal East site and reused as backfill, in view of the site’s future development needs.

“Golder salutes its team’s collaboration and engagement in developing an innovative solution for our clients. We also want to recognize Dow Chemical and Petromont for their commitment to integrating sustainable development technologies into their business,” said Jimmy Côté, Associate, Project Director at Golder.

2015 marks Golder’s 25th anniversary in Québec. This recognition consolidates Golder’s role on the Québec scene as a technical leader that offers customized solutions to complex challenges.

Click here to view a brief video of the Gala – Jimmy Côté’s award acceptance (French version only).


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