MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 24, 2022
/CNW/ - Bird Construction Inc. ("Bird") is pleased to announce that
it has been selected to lead the design and construction of a
state-of-the-art, net-zero plant protein processing facility for
Phyto Organix Foods Inc. in Strathmore,
Alberta. The value of the progressive design-build contract
is approximately $125 million.
Bird will lead the design and construction of the facility and
the 3D connectivity to the processing equipment. The 100,000 square
foot facility will be the first net-zero plant protein processing
facility in North America,
employing industry-leading technology solutions to recycle and
reuse water, leverage low emission energy sources, and reduce
overall energy consumption.
When complete, the facility will use a proprietary wet
fractionation technology to annually process 40,000 metric tonnes
of yellow peas, grown in close proximity to the facility, into
soluble and insoluble protein isolates, processed fibre and starch,
and high-quality dietary pea hull fibre.
"We are proud to be selected by Phyto Organix for this
cutting-edge project. Early contractor involvement and a
collaborative approach with our clients and partners continue to
deliver immense value and drive sustainable, innovative solutions,"
said Teri McKibbon, President and
CEO of Bird. "Over the past ten years, Bird has built an impressive
resume of over 100 agri-food projects, establishing ourselves as a
leader in Canada's dynamic and
evolving food processing sector. We look forward to bringing our
expertise to this modern, net-zero facility as we continue to
expand our diverse portfolio in Western
"Phyto Organix is pleased to be partnering with Bird for the
design and construction of our new plant protein processing
facility, scheduled to be operational in 2024," said Chris Theal, Founder, President and CEO of Phyto
Organix. "Bird is a proven leader in the agri-food and value-add
processing sector, and its experience and collaborative approach
has been critical in defining and differentiating the
sustainability pedigree of our facility."
This press release contains forward-looking information (as
defined in applicable Canadian securities legislation) that
involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors
which may cause actual results, performance, or achievements to
materially differ from those expressed or implied by the
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For further information, contact:
T.L. McKibbon, President & CEO or
W.R. Gingrich, CFO
Bird Construction Inc.
5700 Explorer Drive, Suite 400
Mississauga, ON L4W 0C6
Phone: (905) 602-4122
About Bird Construction Bird (TSX: BDT) is a
leading Canadian construction company operating from coast-to-coast
and servicing all of Canada's
major markets. Bird provides a comprehensive range of construction
services from new construction for industrial, commercial,
institutional, and civil infrastructure markets; to industrial
maintenance, repair and operations services, heavy civil
construction, and mine support services; as well as vertical
infrastructure including, electrical, mechanical, and specialty
trades. For over 100 years, Bird has been a people-focused company
with an unwavering commitment to safety and a high level of service
that provides long-term value for all stakeholders. www.bird.ca
About Phyto Organix Foods Inc.
Phyto Organix Foods
Inc. is a privately-held, independent Calgary-based innovator, processor, developer
and distributor of sustainably processed plant-based proteins,
starch, fibre and pea hull fibre for the food and beverage
industry. Phyto Organix's wet fractionation facility in
Strathmore, Alberta, will produce
high purity yellow pea protein isolate with optimal functionality
for use in food formulations for a diverse group of alternative
meat and dairy consumer packaged goods companies who share our
vision of sustainably processed foods.
SOURCE Bird Construction Inc.