Aecon awarded $85M contract
August 2, 2012 by Andrew Snook
Aecon Group Inc. announced today that it has been awarded an $85 million contract for the site preparation and foundation construction for the Vale Clean Atmospheric Emissions Reduction Project in Sudbury, Ont.
The contract includes the construction of reinforced concrete foundations, pipe rack foundation and site prep work for the process plant.
The Vale Clean AER Project is designed to reduce sulphur dioxide emissions at Vale’s smelter in Sudbury by 70 per cent from current levels, in addition to dust and metals emissions reduced by an additional 35 to 40 per cent.
The $2-billion project will include the complete retrofit of Vale’s smelter converter aisle, construction of a secondary baghouse and wet gas cleaning plant, a second acid plant, and new material handling facilities for improved dust prevention within the community. Vale’s smelter will remain in operation over the duration of the project.
The project officially broke ground on June 22, 2012 and is scheduled for completion by the end of 2015.
During the peak construction period, the project is expected to require an additional 1,300 workers.