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Aecon and Traylor Bros JV wins British Columbia water tunnel contract

A joint venture between Aecon and Traylor Bros has been awarded the contract to build a water supply tunnel in British Columbia, Canada.

The JV between Aecon (40%) and Traylor Bros (60%) has been awarded a $267M (£204M) contract by Metro Vancouver for the Second Narrows Water Supply Tunnel project in British Columbia.

The scope of work includes construction of two shafts, one on each side of Burrard Inlet, connected by a 1.1km tunnel. The north entry shaft will be in North Vancouver and approximately 60m deep, while the south exit shaft will be in Burnaby and approximately 110m deep.

Second Narrows Water Supply Tunnel project in British Columbia

Second Narrows Water Supply Tunnel project in British Columbia

Built to withstand a major earthquake, the new tunnel will be one of five new water supply tunnel crossings in the region.

“We look forward to successfully and safely delivering this complex, multi-year project for Metro Vancouver to ensure the continued, reliable delivery of clean drinking water to member jurisdictions,” said Aecon group president and chief executive officer Jean-Louis Servranckx.

“This award further advances Aecon’s recognised reputation as a partner of choice for tunnelling projects, while expanding our solid presence in Western Canada working on large-scale critical infrastructure projects.”

Work will begin this month and the project is expected to reach completion by the end of 2023.

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