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ALI Excavation Group renovates Port of Ste-Catherine’s with $5.5M contract

ALI Excavation president and CEO Marc-André Loiselle explained that the execution of the work had to deal with major issues due to the presence of rock

February 23, 2022   by CM Staff

Creativity and engineering are on the order of the day at ALI Excavation for major excavation work in the middle of winter. (CNW Group/ALI Excavation Group)

MONTREAL — ALI Excavation will work to restore the Port of Ste-Catherine over the next two years through infrastructure renewal; specifically, the construction of more than 1.5 kilometres of storm water pipes and concrete slab repairs.

ALI Excavation president and CEO Marc-André Loiselle explained that the execution of the work had to deal with major issues due to the presence of rock, the proximity of waterways, and the excavation of trenches more than 7.0 m deep. Also, the sequence of work orchestrated by Ali Excavation posed multiple challenges, including not interfering with the proper logistics of port operations, ensuring the free flow of routine daily activities, and dealing with extremely tight deadlines.

“The presence of an important pumping system and the renovation of 7 water treatment units also represent another challenge from the point of view of excavation, which is carried out during the winter period,” stated Loiselle.

The company says it began excavation in late January 2022. It will continue with sawing, vertical drilling and concreting in February and carry on throughout the winter. Finally, the company says it will move forward with paving once better weather conditions arrive next spring.

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