ADM Aéroports de Montréal announced that following a rigorous bidding process, it has selected Connect Cité, a 50/50 general partnership between Aecon and EBC, as the preferred proponent for the construction of the Montreal-Trudeau International Airport Réseau express métropolitain (REM) Station.
Under this contract, the general partnership will act as general contractor and construction manager (GC/CM) and be a key collaborator of ADM throughout the execution of the work. Its mandate includes all the work for the construction, project management and commissioning of the station shell and its associated buildings to allow REM to install its equipment and put the station into operation.
“The Montreal-Trudeau International Airport REM Station is a significant addition to the city’s transit system and will be a critical hub for the REM network, which Aecon is also currently playing a key role in executing,” said Jean-Louis Servranckx, president and CEO, Aecon Group Inc. “For over 70 years, Aecon has been building critical infrastructure in Québec and we are pleased to continue connecting communities across the Greater Montreal Area. We look forward to working with ADM and our partner on this landmark project.”
Connect Cité was selected following the submission of a detailed proposal that respected the budget allocated to the project and was evaluated against industry standard metrics. The quality management plan, environmental and sustainable development performance, execution and construction management strategy, innovation, quality of proposed resources and occupational health and safety performance were among the criteria analyzed during the exercise. ADM employed the services of a fairness officer to ensure ethical compliance throughout the process.
“This project will allow YUL to shine internationally and join the network of major airports that benefit from a sustainable and efficient link to their city centre,” said ADM president and CEO Philippe Rainville. “Although the pandemic has forced us to postpone many construction projects, we remain more convinced than ever of the importance of connecting the REM network to our site for the benefit of our travellers, employees and the community.”
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