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Montreal narrows down contractors for Contrecoeur expansion

Three teams qualified after RFQ issued in August, 2020


January 22, 2021
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The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) has qualified three teams for design and construction of the Contrecoeur container terminal.

The qualified teams are (in alphabetical order):

  • Ancre Contrecoeur, represented by Dragados Canada, and associated with AECOM Consultants;
  • CAP Contrecoeur, composed of the companies Eurovia Québec Grands Projets, Janin Atlas, Soletanche Bachy International and VINCI Infrastructure Canada, and associated with GHD Consultants, COWI North America and CH2M Hill Canada;
  • Kiewit-Pomerleau, composed of Construction Kiewit and Pomerleau, and associated with which CIMA+, Englobe, Hatch and Solmatech.

The Request for Qualification was posted August 4, 2020, on the MERX electronic tendering system. Five bid responses were received and evaluated. The three qualified teams will be invited to submit a bid through the Request for Proposals (RFP) process for the design and construction of the container terminal.

“The MPA thanks the companies that responded to our RFQ by submitting high quality bids. This interest in the future Contrecoeur container terminal shows that we are presenting a diligently prepared project, and that it offers substantial development and outreach prospects for businesses in the construction and infrastructure sector,” said MPA president and CEO Martin Imbleau.

Imbleau noted that the work of the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada is continuing and that the overall procurement process remains subject to obtaining the required approvals and permits.

The Contrecœur expansion

By 2024, with the support of Canada Infrastructure Bank and the Government of Quebec, the Port of Montreal and its private partners intend to develop a new state-of-the-art container terminal to handle 1.15 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) when completed.

Located in an industrial zone, the Contrecœur land reserve was acquired over 30 years ago by the Montreal Port Authority and has been the focus of planning to support the development of the supply chain in Quebec and Eastern Canada.

Conrecoeur is close consumers, importers and exporters in Quebec and Eastern Canada, with access to major rail and road routes.