TORONTO, May 26, 2011 /CNW/ - Vale has awarded a two-year $600 million
contract to KBAC Constructors, a Kiewit - BMA - G.J. Cahill Partnership
to provide mechanical, piping, electrical and instrumentation services
for the construction of the Long Harbour Processing Plant in
Newfoundland and Labrador.
KBAC is a partnership of Peter Kiewit Infrastructure Co., BMA
Constructors - a Black & McDonald-Alberici Joint Venture and G.J.
Cahill & Company (1979) Limited.
"The mechanical, piping, electrical and instrumentation services
contract is the largest single contract that we have awarded to date on
the Long Harbour construction project and one of the largest supplier
contracts awarded at Vale," said John Pollesel, Chief Operating Officer
for Vale's Base Metals Business in North Atlantic. "The partners in the
KBAC partnership have been working with us over the last year and we
are very pleased to see them come together in a partnership to work on
this part of the project."
Mr. Pollesel went on to say that "the mechanical, piping, electrical and
instrumentation services contract award is an excellent example of the
kind of business arrangements that Vale has been able to forge using
international, national and local companies to support the Long Harbour
project. To date, we have awarded contracts valued in excess of $1.5
billion of which 90% has been awarded to local companies who are
providing construction and support services at the Long Harbour site.
This is a significant achievement for Vale that will result in
considerable benefits flowing to the Province of Newfoundland and
Labrador over the next few years as we prepare for operations."
The construction program at Long Harbour is an integral part of Vale's
$10 billion capital investment program in Canada which was announced in
November 2010. The Long Harbour Project represents a US$2.8 billion
investment by Vale in a processing plant that will utilize
hydrometallurgical technology developed by Vale in Canada with support
from Industry Canada's Technology Partnerships Program. The Long
Harbour Processing Plant will generate 10 million person-years of
employment during the construction phase of the project which is
scheduled to be completed in February 2013. Once in operation, the Long
Harbour Processing Plant will have a permanent workforce of 475.
Alberici Constructors, Ltd. of Burlington, Ontario, is a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Alberici Corp., a major industrial construction firm
based in St. Louis, Missouri. Alberici has averaged $1 billion in
revenue in the last three years from North American operations.
Alberici performs heavy infrastructure projects in the mineral
processing, power generation, water treatment and marine markets.
Alberici also fabricates and erects structural steel for projects
throughout North America.
About Black & McDonald
Black & McDonald Limited is a diversified, privately-owned Canadian
contracting company operating across Canada and in selected global
markets for 90 years. The company provides a full range of electrical,
mechanical, utility, and maintenance services to commercial,
industrial, institutional, and government markets. Black & McDonald is
registered and licensed to do business in all provinces and
territories, operating 24 offices in Canada and the U.S.A., with over
3,500 employees. The Newfoundland and Labrador office has been
operating continuously since 1973.
About Cahill Group
The Cahill Group of Companies is a leading Mechanical, Piping,
Electrical and Instrumentation company within Atlantic and Western
Canada. Cahill is active in the Oil and Gas, Institutional, Power
Generation, Mining and Water Treatment markets; has offices in
Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Alberta; and
employs over 200 full-time staff with a peak workforce in excess of
1,200 tradespeople. Cahill is ISO 9001-2008 registered and maintains
exceptionally high QHSE standards.
With its roots dating back to 1884, the employee-owned company operates
through a network of offices in Canada, the United States, and abroad.
The company established itself in Canada in the early 1940s and
continues to build upon its commitment to being a local Canadian
contractor with extensive experience in every Province. Kiewit offers
construction and engineering services in a variety of markets including
shipbuilding, offshore platforms, transportation, water/wastewater,
heavy civil, power, oil, gas and chemical, building and mining. In
addition to transportation, heavy civil, industrial and mining
projects, Kiewit's Canadian portfolio includes designing and building
waste-to-energy, hydroelectric and co-generation plants, along with
related infrastructure. With 2010 revenues of almost $10 billion,
Kiewit's workforce includes approximately 10,300 salaried and hourly
staff along with more than 14,400 craft workers.
SOURCE Vale Limited
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