June 6, 2019 by David Kennedy
EDMONTON—The procurement battle for one of the largest transit infrastructure projects in the country is down to three consortia.
The City of Edmonton released a three-team shortlist for the approximately $2.6 billion Valley Line West LRT project June 5. The groups advancing to the request for proposals stage include the Urban Mobility Partners, the WestLINK Group and the Flatiron, AECON, Dragados Valley Line West Joint Venture (jump to the bottom of the article for the full list of firms in each consortium).
“We’re excited the Valley Line West LRT has reached this procurement milestone and that we are another step closer to building this transformational project for our city,” Bruce Ferguson, manager of the city’s LRT expansion, said in a release.
The winning bidder will design, build and partially finance the 14-kilometre LRT extension, as well as supply its light rail vehicles. A pair of elevated stations and two bridges are among the major construction highlights for the job. As its name implies, the new LRT line will connect the city’s downtown to its west end.
The city is scheduled to select one of the three teams to build the project next year, with construction starting shortly thereafter. Planners anticipate the line will start carrying passengers in 2026 or the following year.
The three teams advancing to the RFP stage:
Flatiron | AECON | Dragados Valley Line West Joint Venture:
ACS Infrastructure Canada Inc. (with Dragados Canada Inc.)
AECON Concessions (with AECON Infrastructure Management Inc.)
HOCHTIEF PPP Solutions North America (with Flatiron Constructors Canada Ltd.)
Urban Mobility Partners:
Eurovia Infra (with Carmacks Enterprises Ltd., I&S Mobility May Inc., and Rail Cantech Inc.)
Graham Capital Partners LP (with Graham Infrastructure LP)
SNC-Lavalin Capital Inc. (with SNC-Lavalin Constructions (Pacific) Inc. and SNC-Lavalin Inc.)