Aecon/Traylor to build Second Narrows Tunnel5 November 2018
Canada – Aecon Group announced November 1 that a joint venture between Aecon (40 per cent) and Traylor Bros Inc. (60 per cent) has been awarded a CAD 267M (USD 203M) contract by Metro Vancouver (Greater Vancouver Water District) for the Second Narrows Water Supply Tunnel project in British Columbia.
The scope of work includes construction of two shafts, one on each side of Burrard Inlet, connected by a 1,100m tunnel. The north entry shaft will be in North Vancouver and approximately 60 metres deep, while the south exit shaft will be in Burnaby and approximately 110m deep.
Work will commence in November and the project is expected to reach completion by the end of 2023.
"We look forward to successfully and safely delivering this complex, multi-year project for Metro Vancouver to ensure the continued, reliable delivery of clean drinking water to member jurisdictions," said Jean-Louis Servranckx, president and CEO, Aecon Group Inc. "This award further advances Aecon's recognized reputation as a partner-of-choice for tunnelling projects, while expanding our solid presence in Western Canada working on large-scale critical infrastructure projects."