Ontario Construction News staff writer
SNC-Lavalin has been appointed the delivery partner for the City of Calgary’s Green Line LRT, the largest infrastructure investment in the city’s history with an estimated $49 billion cost.
A consortium led by SNC-Lavalin will support Phase 1 of the project, an 18 km transit system connecting the existing Red and Blue LRT lines and four MAX BRT routes, including project functions such as commercial management, technical support, project controls, and construction management.
“It is a privilege for us to have been chosen by the City of Calgary to support them in the delivery of this project,” said Ian L. Edwards, president and chief executive officer of SNC-Lavalin. “As a leader in the field, we have extensive global experience acting as the Delivery Partner to various levels of governments on complex transportation projects.
“This project is also a continuation of a long tradition of excellence in the rail industry where we have deep expertise in the design, build, operation and maintenance of the integrated systems that are required to deliver smarter cities and better transportation, supporting our commitment to developing well-engineered and prosperous communities that perfectly align with our purpose.”
The Green Line LRT is a historical project that officials say will change the face of transit in Calgary by connecting entire communities and improving mobility as well as unlocking vital transit oriented development.
“Together with our partners, we bring strong, local teams with in-depth understanding of the project, proven skills and decades of knowledge,” said Ben Almond, chief executive officer, engineering services Canada at SNC-Lavalin. “We look forward to delivering a safe and reliable infrastructure to the City of Calgary and its citizens.”