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Three build teams shortlisted for Port of Montreal container terminal project

By On-Site Staff   


A rendering of the new container terminal 40 kilometres downstream from Montreal. PHOTO: Port of Montreal

The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) has pre-qualified three consortia to build a new container terminal several dozen kilometres downstream from Montreal in Contrecœur.

Eastern Canada’s largest port said Jan. 20 it has shortlisted the Ancre Contrecoeur, CAP Contrecoeur and Kiewit-Pomerleau build teams for the proposed project that could handle roughly a million containers — 1.15 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) — per year.

The new container terminal would include two berths, an intermodal yard, rail infrastructure and support facilities. Currently, the port expansion does not have the necessary approvals to move forward, with the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada still assessing its plans.

The project is estimated to cost between $750 million and $950 million and in 2019 secured significant financial backing from the Canada Infrastructure Bank.


Though procurement remains contingent on the project securing the necessary approvals, the Montreal Port Authority anticipates issuing a request for proposals to the shortlisted teams.


The make-up of the three consortia:

Ancre Contrecoeur

Dragados Canada
AECOM Consultants

CAP Contrecoeur

Eurovia Québec Grands Projets
Janin Atlas
Soletanche Bachy International
VINCI Infrastructure Canada
GHD Consultants
COWI North America
CH2M Hill Canada




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