STEP FORWARD FOR AÉROPORTS DE MONTRÉAL’S “CITYSIDE” DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
ADM Aéroports de Montréal has awarded the construction management contract for the completion of its major cityside development programme to a consortium consisting of Pomerleau, SNC-Lavalin and Construction Kiewit Cie (PSK).
Under this initial five-year contract, PSK will act as a partner and key collaborator throughout the execution of the work.
The consortium’s mandate includes managing the programme’s design, assessing constructability, and identifying opportunities to optimise the schedule and phasing of construction.
“By using this innovative contract model of risk-based construction management, ADM will benefit from additional significant expertise for the implementation of this program, which will definitely change the face of YUL Montréal-Trudeau International airport,” said ADM’s presidemt and CEO, Philippe Rainville.
“We are pleased to be working with companies that have solid expertise in carrying out projects of a similar scope.”
ADM is planning to invest C$2.5 billion to facilitate inter-modality and access to the airport site.
The project 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.
“It also involves the rebuilding of two major infrastructures: the multi-level parking complex and the drop-off/pick-up zones.
In addition, the YUL Transit space will give users access to the airport terminal, the parking lots, the REM station, the bus terminal and various forms of public transportation.
“Whether for a long trip overseas or for a few hours of transit, airports still play a key role in a travel experience,” commented Pierre Pomerleau, president and CEO of Pomerleau.
“As part of this historic construction project, Pomerleau’s mission is to carry out work that will help raise the international profile of one of Canada’s most important showcases, YUL Montréal-Trudeau International Airport.
“Together with our partners, we will implement cutting-edge designs, leverage the interdisciplinary capabilities of our teams, and benefit from innovative technologies.”
SNC-Lavalin’s president for infrastructure, Jonathan Wilkinson, said: “Like major international airports, YUL 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.”