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Company News Round-Up: AMEC, AECOM, CH2M HILL, Associated Engineering, SNC-Lavalin

AMEC has been awarded a contract to do engineering, procurement and construction management for the Rainy River Project in northwestern Ontario. Rainy River is an advanced stage gold mine which includes a greenfield, open pit gold mine,...




AMEC has been awarded a contract to do engineering, procurement and construction management for the Rainy River Project in northwestern Ontario. Rainy River is an advanced stage gold mine which includes a greenfield, open pit gold mine, processing plant and facilities. The plant will process 21,000 tonnes per day and there are plans to develop an underground mine after the start of commercial production. The value of AMEC’s contract was not provided. AMEC has provided environmental consulting services on the project since 2011 and has a history of working with the parent company New Gold.

A $2.3 million contract by the Region of Peel for improvements to the Lakeview Water Treatment Plant in Mississauga, Ontario has been given to AECOM. The company will be doing detailed design and contract administration for the project, which includes retrofitting the 400 ML/d conventional filtration systems and tanks, constructing a new 400 ML/d ultraviolet treatment system, and improvements to the 1,150 ML/d process treatment waste facility.

For the second year, CH2M HILL has presented scholarship awards to students who are passionate about solving the world’s most challenging problems. The award program is run in partnership with Engineers Without Borders and invites students to submit a short video of 1-6 minutes. Recently three scholarships were awarded, to: Kathryn Chan of McMaster University ($5,000), Christopher Dulhanty of University of Guelph ($3,000) and Nosheen Walji and Samoil Vohra of UOIT ($2,000). Walji and Vohra’s video focuses on the development of affordable and culturally appropriate technology to help under-developed communities address contaminated water. click here to see the video.

Associated Engineering has appointed Steve Croxford as professional services production manager. He has over 30 years of experience in the design and supervision of engineering projects and will lead the development, implementation and monitoring of company-wide procedures, tools and systems. Alan Emery has been appointed national practice leader, highways. He will also remain as branch manager of the Kelowna office. He also has over 30 years of experience in managing a wide range of projects, and will provide now provide technical support in road and highway design to staff and clients across Canada.

SNC-Lavalin has been awarded a contract by the Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations to provide a front-end engineering design study for phase 2 of the Qusahwira Oil Field. The field is 260 kilometres south of Abu Dhabi and covers 7,525 square kilometres. Phase 2 is expected to produce an additional 25,000 barrels of oil per day.