EllisDon part of consortium awarded city's first Light Rail Transit
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Rideau Transit Group (RTG), the
consortium of which EllisDon is a partner of, has reached financial
close on the agreement with the City of Ottawa to design, build,
finance and maintain the city's first Light Rail Transit (LRT) system.
Construction cost is estimated at $1.8 billion and EllisDon is involved
in all aspects of the project.
RTG will be responsible for the construction of 12.5 kilometres of
guideway, 13 new stations and a 2.5 kilometre tunnel. In addition to
the construction, RTG will widen parts of Highway 417, supply the light
rail transit vehicles, build a maintenance and storage facility, and
provide 30 years of maintenance. Design and construction starts
immediately with revenue service expected in spring 2018.
EllisDon has a long and successful history of projects in the Ottawa
area and this project solidifies the company's strong presence in the
area and its growing commitment to the civil and transit sectors.
"We are proud to partner with the City of Ottawa to deliver a project
that will bring great benefits to the city and its residents," said
Geoff Smith, President and CEO of EllisDon. "We recognize that the
civil infrastructure market is growing and we have structured the
company to respond to this need. Reaching financial close on this
significant project for the nation's capital establishes EllisDon as a
key player in the transportation market."
For more information on Ottawa's Confederation Line, visit www.ottawalightrail.ca.
EllisDon is an employee-owned company that completes in excess of $3.1
billion in new construction annually and delivers construction
expertise to clients throughout the world. The company offers not only
construction and project management services but now a growing range of
construction services in risk management, sustainability and
technology. For more information, please visit www.ellisdon.com.
SOURCE: EllisDon Corporation
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