Aecon JV wins $282M contract for work on Enbridge Line 3 replacement project
By David KennedyConstruction
TORONTO—A joint venture between Aecon Group Inc. and Ontario-based Robert B. Somerville Co. has won a $282 million contract to construct part of Enbridge Inc.’s Line 3 replacement pipeline in Manitoba.
The scope of the work encompasses two sections, known as Spreads 8 and 9, located between Brandon, Man. and the Canada-U.S. border. The 50/50 joint venture will be responsible for construction of 188.7 kilometres of pipeline under the new contract. The team also recently completed work on a 261-km section of the Line 3 replacement project in neighbouring Saskatchewan.
“This award, combined with Aecon’s recent major project wins, will see backlog reach record levels in the second quarter of 2018 and demonstrates our proven capabilities delivering a diverse range of projects through Aecon’s Industrial segment,” John Beck, the company’s president and CEO, said in a statement.
The Manitoba pipeline replacement is part of a wider $5.3 billion project to rehabilitate the pipeline that first carried oil in 1968 and runs more than 1,000-km within Canada from Alberta to the U.S. border with Manitoba. The recently-approved replacement of the U.S. segment is expected to cost US$2.9 billion.
Aecon and Robert B. Somerville expect to start work on the project in August and reach substantial completion by the end of the year.