SNC-Lavalin announced that the company has been appointed the Delivery Partner for the City of Calgary’s Green Line LRT, the largest infrastructure investment in the city’s history.
SNC-Lavalin will leverage its technical and commercial expertise in complex megaprojects to support the delivery of Phase 1 of the Calgary Green Line LRT Project, an 18-km transit system connecting the existing Red and Blue LRT lines and four MAX BRT routes. SNC-Lavalin, along with its partners, will support the City in delivering project functions such as commercial management, technical support, project controls, and construction management.
According to the City of Calgary, its partnership with SNC-Lavalin was announced in November, and the deal has now been finalized. SNC-Lavalin will work as part of CSIX Partners, a consortium of companies that are involved in the project.
“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 CEO 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 will change the face of transit in Calgary. Not only will it connect entire communities and improve mobility for people, organizations, businesses and future investors, it will also unlock vital transit oriented development, thus contributing to the city’s economic growth,” added Ben Almond, CEO, Engineering Services Canada at SNC-Lavalin. “Together with our partners, we bring strong, local teams with in-depth understanding of the project, proven skills and decades of knowledge. We look forward to delivering a safe and reliable infrastructure to the City of Calgary and its citizens.”
Featured image: Artist rendering of the design of an at-grade station on Calgary’s Green Line (City of Calgary)