WINDSOR, ON, Oct. 2, 2013 /CNW/ - Safety has been, and always will be,
our number one priority on all our projects. The Windsor Essex Mobility
Group (WEMG) disagrees with the content of the Interim Expert Review
Committee ('the Committee') report, but in the interests of getting
this important project back online and our people back to work,
consortium members have agreed in principle with the Government of
Ontario to an additional set of measures concerning the Rt. Hon. Herb
Gray Parkway. These will ensure that government, the local community,
and future users of the Parkway, have every confidence in the project's
safety and durability.
In light of the evidence provided to the Committee - which includes
independent positive expert analyses and rigorous engineering tests --
WEMG does not concur with the report's findings and disagrees with its
However, we value the public's trust above all else and given the
importance of this project in connecting Canada to the United States,
they deserve to know that critical infrastructure can withstand even
the most extraordinary events. Today's agreement means the Government
and WEMG will continue working together towards a final finding on
safety and durability from government, giving Ontarians the confidence
they need to ensure that what we have been building, and will continue
to build, is of the utmost safety, quality and durability.
The firms involved in this project have become successful by delivering
high-quality, safe projects in all corners of the world and would never
These girders will become the gold-standard in safety and durability
under even the most extreme circumstances. It is time to get back to
work and we all look forward to that.
WEMG is made up of three of the world's largest and most-successful
infrastructure developers. Taken together, the partners in WEMG
represent some of the world's leading contractors, consistently ranked
in the top-10 on Forbes' contractor list with notable projects
throughout the globe.
WEMG is responsible for designing, financing, constructing and
maintaining the Parkway over 30 years.
SOURCE: Windsor Essex Mobility Group
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