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CDPQ Infra awards contracts for Montréal REM [free access]

February 8, 2018

CDPQ Infra has awarded contracts to Groupe NouvLR and Groupe des Partenaires pour la Mobilité des Montréalais (PMM) for the Montreal Réseau express métropolitain (REM) project.


The Groupe NouvLR consortium has secured the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract. It comprises Dragados Canada, SNC Lavalin Grand Projets, Groupe Aecon Quebec, Pomerleau, EBC, partnering with Aecom and SNC Lavalin.


Groupe des Partenaires pour la Mobilité des Montréalais (PMM) has secured the rolling stock, systems and operations and maintenance (RSSOM) contract. It comprises Alstom Transport Canada Incorporated and SNC-Lavalin O&M Incorporated.


REM represents the largest public transportation infrastructure development since the Montréal Metro. Once completed, it will be the fourth largest automated transportation system in the world after Singapore (82 km), Dubai (80 km) and Vancouver (68 km). The project involves construction on an automated light rail transit (LRT) network of length 67 km. Construction is expected to begin in April 2018 and operations to commence in 2021.


The project will be developed at an estimated investment of CAD6.35 billion. Funding will be provided by CPDQ Infra (CAD2.95 billion), Ottawa and Quebec governments (CAD1.3 billion each), Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain (ARTM- CAD500 million) and Hydro-Québec (CAD300 million).


(1 CAD [Canadian Dollar] = 0.79 USD)