Consulting engineers at work: hydroelectric works in Quebec, a theatre in Calgary, a water treatment plant in Toronto, an airport in Libya
September 17, 2008
By Canadian Consulting Engineer
RSW of Montreal is engineer on the civil works and procurement of generators for the Chute-Allard (62 MW) and Rapid...
RSW of Montreal is engineer on the civil works and procurement of generators for the Chute-Allard (62 MW) and Rapides-des-Coeurs (76 MW) hydroelectric projects on the St. Maurice River in northern Quebec. The construction is taking place approximately 100 kilometres northwest of La Tuque and close to the Wemotaci Indian Reserve. Both plants are based on a run-of-river concept and are being developed by Hydro Quebec for a cost of $680 million total. The commissioning of the stations is to be completed by the spring of 2009.
Cohos Evamy has been designing renovations to the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton. The changes culminate next year in phase 2 upgrades to the main floor and Zeidler Hall. The building’s glass exterior will also be replaced over the next three years.
The R.L. Clark Water Treatment Plant, which dates from the 1960s and is one of four water treatment plants to service Toronto, is being upgraded from a capacity of 450 million litres per day to 600 million litres per day. The upgrade is taking place without any structural or process additions. Associated Engineering was hired through a competitive process to provide the engineering services for the project. Technical aspects include a filtration system upgrade, provision for future UV and ozone disinfection, architectural building renovations, and sluice gate refurbishments. Associated Engineering has started preliminary design and is expecting to have the project tendered by August 2009.
SNC-Lavalin has been awarded a contract for the procurement and construction of a greenfield airport at Behghazi, Libya. The contract is estimated at $500 million and includes the construction of a new terminal, runway and apron.