BOUCHERVILLE, QC, Aug. 4 /CNW Telbec/ - Structal-Heavy Steel Construction
(Structal), a business unit of Canam Group Inc. (TSX: CAM) located in Point of
Rocks, MD, has secured a contract worth close to CA$60 million from general
contractors Hunt/Moss; a joint venture for the construction of the retractable
roof of the new Marlins ballpark near downtown Miami in Florida.
This contract includes design-assist, detailing, BIM and project
management services, the fabrication and erection of steel components and the
installation of the opening mechanism for the retractable roof. The new
ballpark will be built at an estimated cost of US$515 million.
"The Structal team is proud to collaborate with the Marlins' team on this
construction project, which brings to 52 the number of North American sports
facilities Structal has been associated with over the years, 19 of which are
home to Major League teams," said Luc Pelland, president of Structal. Charlie
Watson, president of Structal's U.S. division, added, "We see our proven
expertise, the value we add to complex, large-scale projects as well as our
commitment to customer satisfaction as key reasons why we obtained this
Structal will be partnering with Hunt/Moss again. They previously worked
on the construction of the roof of the BankAtlantic Center, home to the
National Hockey League's Florida Panthers. Structal also built the American
Airlines Arena, which is home to the Miami Heat, a professional basketball
team equally based in Florida.
The steel components will be fabricated mainly in Canam Group's
Jacksonville, FL, Point of Rocks, MD, and St. Gédéon de Beauce, QC, plants,
with deliveries beginning in July 2010 and ending in May 2011. The erection
work will be completed in August 2011.
The 37,000-seat Miami ballpark will be built in Little Havana, at the
site of the now-razed Miami Orange Bowl. It is scheduled to open for the 2012
Structal-Heavy Steel Construction is specialized in major and complex
construction projects and also offers design-assist, design-build and project
Hunt Construction Group is one of the top American construction firms and
ranks number one in the construction of sports facilities. Moss & Associates
is the second largest building contractor in the State of Florida.
In recent years, Structal and Canam Group have been associated with many
other stadium construction projects for Major League teams, including the New
York Yankees, Mets, Giants, Jets and Red Bulls, the Pittsburgh Penguins, the
New England Patriots, the Philadelphia Eagles, the Ottawa Senators and the
Toronto Maple Leafs.
Structal and Canam Group have also participated in other prestigious
construction projects, such as the Newseum in Washington, DC, the Boston
Convention & Exhibition Center, the Connecticut Convention Center, Edmonton
Clinic North in Alberta, the Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort, the Toronto
Pearson International Airport, the Montréal-Trudeau International Airport as
well as a number of aluminum smelters for Alcan, Péchiney and others.
Canam Group Inc. is an industrial company operating 12 plants specialized
in the design and fabrication of construction products and solutions. The
company employs close to 2,600 people in Canada, the United States, Romania
and India, and has partnerships with companies in Saudi Arabia, the United
Arab Emirates and China.
For further information:
For further information: Jasmin Gosselin, Vice President,
Communications, (450) 641-4000, firstname.lastname@example.org;
www.canamgroup.ws; www.structal.ws; Photographs available upon request.