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Aecon joint venture reaches financial close on the Kicking Horse Canyon Project – Phase 4 in British Columbia

Nov 6, 2020

Toronto, Ontario – November 6, 2020: Aecon Group Inc. (TSX: ARE) announced today that a joint venture in which it is the lead partner, Kicking Horse Canyon Constructors, has reached financial close on the Kicking Horse Canyon Project – Phase 4 in British Columbia. The total contract is valued at $440.6 million.

Kicking Horse Canyon Constructors, selected by the Province of British Columbia to design and build the project, is a joint venture comprised of Aecon (50%), Parsons Corporation (NYSE: PSN) (30%) and Emil Anderson Construction (20%). Aecon’s share of the contract will be added to its Construction segment backlog in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Phase 4 of the project is located between the Phase 3 West (Golden Hill to West Portal) and Phase 1 (Yoho Bridge) sections of the Trans-Canada Highway, east of Golden, British Columbia. The scope of work includes upgrading approximately 4.8 kilometres of the highway, constructing new bridges, realigning 13 curves and widening the highway to four lanes, with median barriers and wider shoulders to accommodate cyclists. The project also includes mitigating avalanche and rock-fall hazards with bridges, rock catchment ditches and other measures, the construction of numerous retaining walls, and the installation of wildlife exclusion fencing and passages.

Construction is anticipated to commence in the fourth quarter of 2020, with expected completion in the second quarter of 2024.

“This contract award represents another significant project for Aecon in British Columbia and further expands our diverse portfolio of work in Western Canada,” said Jean-Louis Servranckx, President and Chief Executive Officer, Aecon Group Inc. “We look forward to working with the Province of British Columbia and our partners to deliver the final phase of this critical project.”


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For further information: 

Adam Borgatti
SVP, Corporate Development & Investor Relations
(416) 297-2610
aborgatti@aecon.com

Nicole Court
Senior Director, Corporate Affairs
(647) 484-1477
ncourt@aecon.com

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