Canadian Manufacturing

WSP part of winning bid for $3.7B Montreal highway project

by The Canadian Press   

Canadian Manufacturing
Procurement Infrastructure construction politics Quebec transportation

Montreal-based company will be lead designer for KPH-Turcot consortium led by Canadian construction division of Kiewit Corp.

MONTREAL—Engineering firm WSP Global Inc. was part of the winning consortium selected by the Quebec government to rebuild a Montreal highway at a cost of $3.7 billion.

The Montreal-based company will be the lead designer for the KPH-Turcot consortium led by the Canadian construction division of Kiewit Corp., Peter Kiewit Sons Co. Ltd.

WSP’s participation is expected to generate about $100 million in revenues over two to three years.

Other participants are Parsons Corp. and Holcim Canada Inc.


Construction of the key highway connecting western, southern and downtown routes is expected to begin next spring and be completed in 2020.

The winning bidders beat two other groups which included SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., Aecon Group Inc. and Dessau Inc.

Analyst Sara O’Brien of RBC Capital Markets said the contract shows a pickup of work in Quebec, which has been slow in recent years.


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