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Construction managers named on £1.5bn Montreal airport upgrade

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A joint venture involving Pomerleau, SNC-Lavalin and Kiewit (PSK) has won the construction management contract for the £1.5bn upgrade of Montréal-Trudeau International Airport in Canada.

Under the initial five-year contract, PSK will manage the programme’s design, assess constructability, and identify opportunities to optimise construction scheduling and phasing.

PSK was awarded the contract by Aéroports de Montréal (ADM), which is responsible for the management, operation and development of the facilities at YUL Montréal-Trudeau International Airport.

“By using this innovative contract model of risk-based construction management, ADM will benefit from additional significant expertise for the implementation of this programme, which will definitely change the face of Montréal-Trudeau International airport,” ADM president and chief executive Philippe Rainville said.

ADM’s plan to invest £1.5bn (C$2.5bn) in its cityside development programme to facilitate inter-modality and access to the airport site will includes the construction work and development of an underground station for the Réseau Express Métropolitain (REM) – a rapid transit system under construction in the Greater Montreal area around Montréal.

The project will also involve rebuilding the airport’s multi-level parking complex and drop-off zones.

SNC-Lavalin president for infrastructure Jonathan Wilkinson said: “Like all major international airports, Montreal-Trudeau International Airport will benefit from frequent and reliable access at all times; REM and the new access network will ease transit. We are proud to bring our airport infrastructure expertise and experience to a project of this quality.

“We look forward to working collaboratively and in synergy with our partners in PSK Construction, to develop innovative solutions to enhance the customer experience and prepare the airport for the future.”

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