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Metropolitan Council Environmental Services
Metro Plant Fourth Incinerator Design-Build Information Session

Metropolitan Council Environmental Services (MCES) will host a virtual information session about the Metro Plant Fourth Incinerator design-build project for potential design-build teams. The Metropolitan Wastewater Treatment Plant (Metro Plant) is located at 2400 Childs Road, Saint Paul, MN 55106. The project will be fixed-price design-build with an approximate cost of $150 million and is scheduled to be constructed between 2024-2026.

Event Details
The meeting will take place via Webex. Please register in advance through the event page below. A formal presentation will begin at 10:00 a.m. and last for approximately 30 minutes. The rest of the time is available for attendees to ask questions.

The information session will cover the Council’s procurement procedures, the Metropolitan Council Underutilized Business (MCUB) program, and more details about the Metro Plant Fourth Incinerator project.

Project Overview
The Metro Plant needs additional solids processing capacity to preserve existing wastewater treatment plant infrastructure and serve regional population growth. The project consists of the following major components:

  • A fourth incinerator with state-of-the-art energy recovery and air pollution control equipment
  • 26,000-square-foot addition to an existing building
  • Sludge dewatering and cake feed facilities
  • Cake receiving facilities
  • 7 MW steam turbine generator
  • Vacuum ash conveyance system
  • Propane backup fuel system

Procurement Approach
The design-build team will be selected in three steps.

  1. A request for proposal (RFP) for incinerator system supplier services will be issued to pre-select one incinerator vendor for the project.
  2. A request for qualifications (RFQ) will be issued to shortlist three design-build teams.
  3. A design-build RFP will be issued to select one design-build team for the project.

More Information
Direct specific questions about current and upcoming solicitations to the contract administrator, Auburn Dees, at or 651-602-1346. Current contracting opportunities can be found at the Metropolitan Council Contracting Opportunities page.

Direct specific questions about the project to the project manager, Stephen Norton, at or 651-602-1551. More information about the project can be found at the project website