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Company news round-up: Arup, Halsall/WSP, Parsons, AECOM, SNC-Lavalin, Fluor


Infrastructure Canada has awarded a $20.4-million contract to Arup to provide consulting services to the project authority for the new St. Lawrence bridge and corridor in Montreal. In a seven year contract Arup will provide expert technical advice to Infrastructure Canada and will ensure that the government’s requirements are met. The firm will also “participate in project monitoring and verify the compliance quality and integrity of the work performed by the independent engineer.”

Halsall has merged its green team with WSP’s sustainable design team. Halsall, with headquarters in Toronto, was part of Parsons Brinckerhoff which was acquired by WSP last October. With the merged teams the company can provide full building solutions across 10 provinces in Canada.

Parsons has been awarded a 10-year contract for the replacement of the City of Mississauga’s traffic signal control system. It will also provide an Advanced Transportation Management System (ATMS) and support services. The city used a three-stage selection process to select Parson’s Networks ATMS, known as iNET.

AECOM has a new executive vice president and general counsel. Carla Christofferson, joining the company from O’Melveny & Myers, LLLP, will oversee all aspects of AECOM’s legal affairs, including risk management.

SNC-Lavalin has announced three new international projects. It has won contracts for with subsidiaries of Saudi Tabreed for two district cooling projects in Saudi Arabia for a total value of $71 million. One project is with the Saudi Dhahran Cooling Company to expand their Aramco District Cooling Plant. The other is to expand the Jabal Omar Development Company district cooling plant in Mecca, KSA. The third project SNC-Lavalin has announced is in Romania for a new gas emissions treatment facility at a fertilizer plant in Târgu Mures. Azomures, the client, supplies more than 10 million tonnes of fertilizer around the world each year.

Fluor Corporation was named by FORTUNE magazine as the top-ranked engineering and construction company in its 2015 World’s Most Admired Companies list. This is the fourth consecutive year that Fluor has earned the distinction.