EllisDon Achieves Financial Close on Largest Infrastructure Project in Edmonton's History

TORONTO, Feb. 11, 2016 /CNW/ - TransEd Partners— a consortium made up of EllisDon, Bechtel, Bombardier and Fengate Capital Management — has achieved financial close on the Valley Line LRT Stage 1 project. TransEd Partners was selected by the City of Edmonton in late November as the preferred proponent to design, build, finance, operate, maintain and supply vehicles for the project. The Valley Line LRT Stage 1 project is a Public-Private Partnership (P3) that includes a five-year Design-Build stage and a 30-year operation and maintenance (O&M) term. The contract is valued at $1.8 Billion in Net Present Value.

The Valley Line LRT is a significant part of the City of Edmonton's transportation plan and will cater to the demands of one of Canada's fastest growing cities. The proposed multi-phased, 27-kilometre urban route will ultimately create 25 new stops and 3 stations, serving an estimated 100,000 daily commuters. The line will run southeast to west from Mill Woods to Lewis Farms, crossing through Edmonton's downtown core.

Stage 1 of the Valley Line LRT project encompasses the 13.1-kilometre, 11 stops including an additional two-storey station between Mill Woods and 102 Street, connecting commuters with the Capital Line and Metro Line at Churchill Station. The project is currently on schedule for construction to begin in 2016.

"This is a good day for the City of Edmonton," said Stephen Damp, EllisDon's Executive Vice President. "We are excited to get started and deliver a world-class system."

EllisDon is currently undertaking a number of major transportation-related infrastructure projects across Canada. This includes the Ottawa Confederation Line LRT, Eglinton Crosstown LRT and the York Viva Bus Rapid Transit Expansion.

About EllisDon

EllisDon is a global construction services company, with approximately 2,500 employees, that completes over $3.3 billion in new construction work annually. Incorporated in 1951, EllisDon boasts several offices– and a strong presence– across North America, the Middle East, and now South America.  As one of the most active P3 developers in Canada, EllisDon has significant experience in infrastructure development, and is skilled in the delivery of design, build, financing, and operations and maintenance of P3 projects since 2003. EllisDon has successfully bid and closed 30 P3 infrastructure development projects with a total capital value in excess of $15 billion. Twenty-one of these projects have reached substantial completion on schedule and have successfully transitioned into the operations phase.

SOURCE EllisDon Corporation

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For further information: Dustin Luchka, EllisDon Corporation, Phone: (905) 896-8900, Fax: (905) 896-8911

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