Teams return Hurontario qualifications

27 January 2017 - 12:00 am UTC

InfraAmericas understands that six teams have returned qualifications for Ontario’s estimated CAD1.5bn (USD 1.1bn) Hurontario LRT project.

Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario (IO) are procuring the project. The RFQ was issued in mid-October 2016 and was due on 26 January. 

The project’s teaming differs from that of the Finch LRT in that it includes an operator component, a source familiar said.  

Qualified teams will be invited to respond to a request for proposals in spring 2017.  A preferred proponent will be identified in 2018, and financial close is anticipated later that year.

Construction on the project will begin in summer 2018. The project is scheduled to reach substantial completion by the end of 2022.

The firms advising the grantors are AECOM (technical), P1 Consulting (fairness), and AON (insurance). An IO spokesperson said that the agency will at a later time announce when the legal and financial value-for-money reports for the project will be released.

Project details
The DBFOM project involves the construction of 20km of dedicated track between Port Credit Go Station in Mississauga and the Gateway Terminal at Steeles Avenue in Brampton.

The project will serve 22 stops and includes a maintenance and storage facility for light rail vehicles located at Highway 407. The procurement of a fleet of light rail vehicles and operations of the system, are also included in the project’s scope.

The teams are: – EllisDon, Fluor Corporation, Bombardier  – Kiewit, Meridiam Infrastructure North America II, Keolis – Grupo ACS, AECON, Dufferin, Serco – SNC-Lavalin, Graham – Acciona, Cintra, Ferrovial, Colas, RATP – Astaldi Group, Ansaldo, Hitachi