Canadian Manufacturing

Envitech Energy snags Bombardier contract

Quebec company to design, manufacture substations



MONTREAL—Envitech Energy, a Quebec-based provider of electric systems, has been awarded a contract to make substations for a Bombardier Transportation project in Saudi Arabia.

The contract is for three traction power substations that will be used in Bombardier’s King Abdullah Financial District Monorail project, a 3.6-km INNOVIA Monorail 300 system.

Terms of the deal are not being disclosed.

Envitech Energy will design, manufacture and commission the main components of the traction power substation, including the transformer, rectifier, DC switchgear, battery charger, automatic grounding switch and wayside braking energy system.

Steve Roy, Envitech president of commercial operations and engineering, says their 26,000-sq ft facility in Pointe-Claire is already designing the equipment.

Fabrication should start shortly at their partner plant, Envitech Automation, in Ville Saint-Laurent. The first shipment is expected this summer.

Roy says the contract could create a few more jobs at the facility, which currently employs 25 people, and it’ll also help the company broaden its reach in international markets.

Some of Envitech’s projects have included South Korea’s Yong-In rapid transit system and New York’s JFK Air Train. It has also worked on Montreal and Toronto subways as well as the Vancouver Olympic Line systems.

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