Black & MCDonald



Environmental projects undertaken by Black & McDonald cover a broad spectrum ranging from environmental clean-up work and waste to energy projects, to building power generation from greener sources. Our multi-trade ability and single source accountability have established our company as the leader in Canadian Wind Energy construction management and execution. Black & McDonald is driven to remain involved with green technologies for power generation such as cogeneration, solar, geothermal, hydro and plasma gasification.


City of Ottawa Standby
Power Project

Ottawa, ON

As general contractor for the standby power projects for the water treatment facilities on the Britannia and Lemieux Island plants, Black & McDonald replaced the diesel generator equipment, upgraded the infrastructure, and improved the generator/emergency power transfer system, switchgear and monitoring equipment.
Owner: City of Ottawa
Engineer: CH2M HILL



National Research
Council Canada

Ottawa, ON

Black & McDonald designed and installed a new boiler heating and domestic hot water distribution system that utilized the existing boiler to serve the plant with the desired increased capacity. The project included the installation of new heat exchangers, boiler piping system, domestic cold-water filtration system, and domestic hot water piping.
Owner: National Research Council Canada
Engineer: LCI Engineering



Plasma Gasification
Demonstration Plant

Ottawa, ON

Plasco's 3-acre pilot plant uses a patented environmentally friendly plasma gasification process that turns landfill waste into electricity. Black & McDonald completed the mechanical site services, HVAC and entire mechanical process, adding a great deal of value-engineering during construction. The first plant of its type in North America, this extremely fast-track project was completed start to finish in approximately seven months.
Owner: PlascoEnergy Group



Robert O. Pickard
Environmental Centre
(ROPEC), New Digesters

Ottawa, ON

At ROPEC, Ottawa's major wastewater treatment facility, two new digesters were constructed for processing waste sludge into beneficial bio-solids in lieu of discharging into the Ottawa River. Black & McDonald performed the mechanical, electrical and controls work including the main building's plumbing, HVAC, lighting and power systems. All equipment and associated piping, ductwork and wiring had to be explosion-proof. B&M also supplied, installed and commissioned all of the new process systems, doing so while existing systems remained running at 100%.
Owner: City of Ottawa
Engineer: CH2M Hill


Black & MCDonald
Black & MCDonald
Black & McDonald's depth of experience has made us the partner of choice across a wide range of industries. To get there took time and effort. Our management team invested in the development of our people,determined to make our highly-experienced tradespeople renowned as the best in their industries.
With over 90 years of documented lessons learned, we are able to consistently apply that knowledge - meeting our customer's most demanding challenges, in their most critical environments.
Black & MCDonald

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