Hydro One Selects Burns & McDonnell for Multiyear Contract to Optimize Program Management Services

TORONTO, May 12, 2016 /CNW/ - Burns & McDonnell was recently awarded a contract for Hydro One to provide construction program management services during the next five to seven years. Burns & McDonnell, a professional engineering, procurement, and construction management services firm, will focus on enhancing Hydro One's construction management tools and processes required to effectively oversee investments to the transmission grid throughout the province.

The program management will consist of a comprehensive suite of services, including project controls, scheduling, budgeting, estimating and quality assurance. More efficient planning and project management tools will improve the project delivery and ultimately benefit all Ontario ratepayers.

"We are pleased to have selected Burns & McDonnell to work with us to optimize our construction project delivery," said Brad Bowness, Vice President for Construction Services, Hydro One. "Ultimately every ratepayer in Ontario benefits when we can deliver additional value through more efficient planning, project management and overall capital work execution."

"Burns & McDonnell has maintained a solid reputation as a trusted and reliable partner to major North American utility companies and throughout the world. We are thrilled at the opportunity to utilize our expertise to further expand our profile in Canada," said Greg Graves, Chairman and CEO, Burns & McDonnell. "As the largest utility provider in Ontario, Hydro One's partnership allows us another avenue for growth, and gives us the chance to build upon our momentum by consistently delivering the highest quality of service to our projects and clients, providing new job opportunities along the way."

With an office in Calgary and dozens of project sites across the country, Burns & McDonnell is expanding its presence in Canada with a new office opening in Toronto. Within just the last five years, the firm has grown extensively throughout Canada, executing infrastructure projects totaling more than $5 billion. The firm is focused on strengthening the nation's utility system, and this new opportunity with Hydro One will compound an already aggressive growth plan, with a goal to have more than 500 Canadian employees working throughout Canada by 2020.

Burns & McDonnell is currently ranked No. 16 on FORTUNE's 2016 List of 100 Best Companies to Work For. The 118 year-old firm has offices in more than 40 locations throughout the world. 

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About Burns & McDonnell
Burns & McDonnell is a company made up of more than 5,300 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists, consultants and entrepreneurs with offices across the country and throughout the world. We strive to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employees. Burns & McDonnell is proud to be No. 16 on FORTUNE's 2016 List of 100 Best Companies to Work For. For more information visit burnsmcd.com

About Hydro One
Hydro One Limited is Ontario's largest electricity transmission and distribution company headquartered in Toronto, Ontario with approximately $24 billion in assets and 2015 revenues of over $6.5 billion. The company delivers electricity safely and reliably to over 1.3 million customers across the province of Ontario, and to large industrial customers and municipal utilities. Hydro One Inc. owns and operates Ontario's approximately 29,000 km high-voltage transmission network and an approximately 123,000 circuit km primary low-voltage distribution network. Hydro One Inc. is a fully owned subsidiary of Hydro One Limited whose common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: H). This press release should be read in conjunction with Hydro One Limited and Hydro One Inc.'s 2015 Consolidated Financial Statements and Management's Discussion and Analysis which can be accessed under their respective profiles at www.sedar.com

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For further information: Kristi Widmar, Burns & McDonnell, 819-448-7379, klwidmar@burnsmcd.com

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