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Who’s doing what? Project news round-up

According to a report in the Globe and Mail on October 27, SNC-Lavalin has confirmed its bid to purchase Atomi...

November 1, 2010  Canadian Consulting Engineer

According to a report in the Globe and Mail on October 27, SNC-Lavalin has confirmed its bid to purchase Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd.
Several consulting engineering firms are involved in the short-listed bidding teams for the Sheppard East Maintenance and Storage Facility project in Toronto. The project by Metrolinx, Infrastructure Ontario and the Transit Transit Commission, is part of the Sheppard East LRT project., the project will also include facilities for the upgraded Scarborough LRT. Three teams are shortlisted: Plenary Infrastructure (which includes Stantec, Bird Design-Build, and Alstom Power and Transportation); Sheppard Facility Development Group (which includes Dragados Canada, PCL, Halcrow Yolles and Hidi Rae); and SNC-Lavalin (which includes EllisDon and MMM Group). The winners will be announced in 2011.
CH2M HILL is prime consultant on the $96.6 million enhancements to widen and enhance sections of the Whitemud Drive freeway in Edmonton. The project includes the Quesnell Bridge over the North Saskatchewan river, and Fox Drive. Associated Engineering did preliminary and detailed design and construction services for the 42-metre long Fox Drive Overpass as well as work on approach roads, stormwater management and utilities relocations.
SNC-Lavalin has signed a $587-million contract to design and build the Waneta Expansion project in B.C. The 335-MW hydroelectric facility on the Pend d’Oreille River south of Trail is being done via a limited partnership of Fortis Inc. and Columbia Power Corporation and Columbia Basin Trust. Work is already under way and the new facility is expected to go into commercial operation in the spring of 2015. Klohn Crippen Berger was the Owner’s consultant on the project.


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