Infrastructure Ontario selects preferred bidder for tunnel P3

20 October 2017 - 12:00 am UTC

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx on 20 October announced that Toronto Tunnel Partners has been chosen as the preferred proponent for the Highway 401 Rail Tunnel P3.

The DBF project’s cost is estimated at CAD 200-499m (USD 160.3 – 400m), according to Infrastructure Ontario’s November 2016 pipeline report. The project is expected to reach financial close in late fall 2017, according to the announcement.

The team was on 16 February shortlisted alongside two other teams, as previously reported. 
Those teams are:

Kiewit:
– Peter Kiewit Infrastructure Co. (Proponent Lead)
– Peter Kiewit Infrastructure Co., Kenaidan Contracting Ltd., Obayashi Canada Ltd. (Constructor)
– Hatch Corporation, Jacked Structures Ltd. (Design)
– Kiewit Canada Development Corp., TD Securities (Financial Advisor)
 
TK Linx:
– AECON Infrastructure Management Inc., Dragados Canada Inc. (Proponent Lead)
– AECON Infrastructure Management Inc., Dragados Canada Inc., Technicore Underground Corp. (Constructor)
– Arup Canada Inc, Morrison Hershfield, Peto MacCallum Ltd. (Design)
– ACS Infrastructure Canada Inc., Aecon Concessions (Financial Advisor)

Project details
The project scope include the construction of a second tunnel under Highway 401/409 to accommodate two tracks, future signaling, communications infrastructure, and replacing footings of retaining walls that support the ramp from eastbound Highway 409 to eastbound Highway 401.

The procuring authorities launched the procurement in September 2016. The project, which is part of Metrolinx’s work in support of GO Regional Express Rail, was initially announced as part of IO’s Spring 2014 pipeline.

The consortium comprises:

– EllisDon Capital Inc, STRABAG (Proponent Lead)
– EllisDon Civil, STRABAG (Constructor)
– WSP Canada Inc., Dr. Sauer & Partners, Amec Foster Wheeler (Design)
– EllisDon Capital Inc, STRABAG (Financial Advisor)