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Aecon JV awarded John Hart Generating Station civil construction contract

Feb 28, 2014
Toronto, ON – February 28, 2014: Aecon Group Inc. (TSX: ARE) announced today that a joint venture of Aecon (60%) and SNC-Lavalin Constructors Pacific Inc. (40%) has been awarded a contract by SNC-Lavalin Inc. for the civil construction scope of the John Hart Generating Station replacement project in British Columbia. 

The Aecon/SNC-Lavalin Constructors joint venture scope of work for the project involves the construction of a new water intake at the existing John Hart Spillway/Dam, replacement of three 1.8 kilometre long above ground penstocks with a 2.1 kilometre long tunnel, the construction of a new underground generating station, and a water bypass facility. Aecon’s portion of this scope is expected to represent approximately $225 million.

“Aecon looks forward to working on this significant hydroelectric project with SNC-Lavalin for B.C. Hydro,” says Teri McKibbon, President & Chief Operating Officer, Aecon Group Inc. “We are proud of our portfolio of hydroelectric projects and are pleased to be working on the John Hart project which will help maintain a reliable power supply for the region.” 

Work on the project is expected to commence in the second quarter of this year and is scheduled for completion by the end of 2018.  An Aecon/SNC-Lavalin joint venture is also currently working on the Waneta Dam power plant expansion project in British Columbia.  

Aecon Group Inc. is a Canadian leader in construction and infrastructure development providing integrated turnkey services to private and public sector clients. Aecon is pleased to be consistently recognized as one of the Best Employers in Canada.