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Aecon consortium to build water supply tunnel in B.C.

By Adam Freill   


Annacis Water Supply Tunnel to connect New Westminster and Surrey.

The Traylor-Aecon General Partnership, a consortium comprised of Aecon and Traylor Bros Inc., has been awarded a $288 million contract by Metro Vancouver (Greater Vancouver Water District) for the Annacis Water Supply Tunnel, Fraser River Crossing project in British Columbia.

The scope of work includes the construction of two deep vertical shafts, one on each side of the Fraser River, connected by a 2,350-metre tunnel between New Westminster and Surrey, as well as the installation of a watermain, valve chambers and surface piping.

Construction is expected to commence in the first quarter of 2022, with anticipated completion in the second quarter of 2027.

“This complex, multi-year project further strengthens our diverse backlog in Western Canada,” said Jean-Louis Servranckx, president and CEO of Aecon Group. “This project will ensure the sustainable, reliable supply of clean drinking water for growing communities. As we continue to execute the Second Narrows Water Supply Tunnel project with Traylor, we are pleased to strengthen our partnership and further our relationship with Metro Vancouver.”


For more information about the project, visit the Metro Vancouver website.




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