Bird wins pair of big civil works contracts in B.C. and Alberta worth $135M
Bird Construction Inc. has disclosed two new contracts for work on industrial projects in both British Columbia and Alberta.
The Ontario-headquartered contractor said May 5 the pair of contracts are worth $135 million, also noting the new work is indicative of increased confidence in the resource sector, which will mean more opportunities for the company in Western Canada. It did not disclose the clients or precise locations of the projects.
The B.C. contract covers the construction of two storm and effluent ponds at an existing project site in the nortwest part of the province. Bird said it will use mostly its “own forces” for the earthworks, piping and concrete placement work expected to run over 18 months.
In northern Alberta, the company has secured a lump-sum contract for construction of an overpass that will connect a mine to an ore preparation plant. The contractor said the job will require substantial earthworks, a high voltage electrical relocation and the installation of a cast-in-place concrete structure.
“With the current strength and confidence in resource prices coupled with our reputation for unparalleled client services and strong execution, we are seeing an increase in opportunities come available in Western Canada,” Teri McKibbon, Bird’s president and CEO, said in a release. “The announcement today illuminates the value of our Stuart Olson acquisition and demonstrates the benefits from cross-selling the combined capabilities of Stuart Olson and Bird to deliver a higher value proposition to our longstanding clients.”