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Aecon’s Lockerbie & Hole Mechanical Unit awarded $25 million contract to expand Fort McMurray water treatment plant

Dec 6, 2010

Toronto, ON – December 6, 2010: Aecon Group Inc. (TSX:ARE) announced today that its Lockerbie & Hole Mechanical Unit has been awarded a $25 million contract from Bird Construction Company to complete upgrades on the existing water treatment plant in Fort McMurray, Alberta.

Under the contract, Aecon’s Lockerbie & Hole Contracting Ltd. will provide the mechanical services for a new pretreatment building, filter building, raw water transfer station and a filtered water transfer station, along with upgrades to existing plant processes and chemical systems.

The contract includes construction of a new operations building and demolition of the existing administration building. As the mechanical subcontractor, Lockerbie & Hole will provide the upgrades to the process piping for the water treatment plant, as well as the mechanical services for the new buildings.

Work on the project has begun and is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2012.

“This contract speaks to Aecon’s extensive experience in construction and mechanical services for the water treatment industry,” said Paul Koenderman, CEO of Aecon’s Industrial Group.  “This major upgrade is required to service the continuously expanding residential areas of Fort McMurray and we are pleased to be doing the type of work in which we excel.” 

Aecon Group Inc. is Canada’s largest publicly traded construction and infrastructure development company. Aecon and its subsidiaries provide services to private and public sector clients throughout Canada and on a selected basis internationally. Aecon is pleased to be recognized as one of the Best Employers in Canada as published by Maclean’s Magazine.