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Pattern completes financing for 147 MW wind project

Posted on March 7, 2017
Pattern Energy Group LP has announced the completion of CAD $263 million construction-to-term financing for its 147 megawatt (MW) Mont Sainte-Marguerite Wind project, which is now entering full-stage construction. Financing was provided by The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, and Bayerische Landesbank, and fully amortizes over the term of the project’s 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Hydro-Québec. Mont Sainte-Marguerite Wind is located approximately 50 kilometers south of Québec City, in the [...]

CAMH Phase 1C redevelopment project awarded

Posted on March 6, 2017
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have awarded a fixed-price contract to Plenary Health CAMH to design, build, finance, and maintain the CAMH Phase 1C redevelopment project. The contract is valued at approximately $685 million, which reflects the payments made during construction, the substantial completion payment, and the monthly service payments before inflation adjustments. This figure does not reflect the total project cost. The Plenary Health CAMH team includes: Developer: Plenary Group (Canada) [...]

Safety inspectors to attend La Romaine worksite

Posted on February 15, 2017
Union safety specialists will monitor the La Romaine worksite in the wake of four deaths on the job site since the project began. According to an article from CBC News, this is the first time Hydro-Québec has allowed permissions for the specialists to monitor the job site, which is in year eight of the eleven-year development. On average, 975 workers are present on the job site at any given time, with up to 2,000 during peak periods. The job site is located near Havre-Saintt-Pierre, on Quebec’s north shore of the Saint Lawrence River. The $6.5-billion [...]

Governments partner to build new Gouin bridge

Posted on February 6, 2017
The new Gouin bridge will be built to meet the needs of all users (vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists), creating significant benefits for the population of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu and the region. The $126 million project involves building a new structure located slightly north of the existing one. This new bridge will have two lanes in each direction, shoulders, sidewalks, and a two-way bike path located on the south side. These feature will ensure the safety and functionality of the crossing, improve the movement of people and good and enhance the urban [...]

Canada, Quebec provide funding for biomethanation facilities

Posted on December 20, 2016
The governments of Canada and Quebec have provided more than $30 million for the construction of the biomethanation facilities for the Société d'économie mixte de l'est de la couronne sud (SEMECS). The SEMECS project will facilitate the treatment of organic waste generated by residents of the regional county municipalities (MRCs) of La Vallée-du-Richelieu, Marguerite-D'Youville and Rouville. The new biomethanation facilities will be able to efficiently reclaim organic material from various sources and convert it into renewable fuel, i.e. biogas. Once [...]

New stations added to REM project

Posted on November 29, 2016
CDPQ Infra, a subsidiary of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, has announced the addition of three new stations to the Réseau électrique métropolitain (REM) project. The Bassin Peel, McGill and Édouard-Montpetit stations will improve downtown Montréal service and further integrate the REM into the métro system through connections to the Orange, Green and Blue lines. The new stations were made possible by the development of innovative solutions to complex technical issues. The three new stations will: Increase efficient use of public transit [...]

Qualified groups announced for REM project

Posted on November 11, 2016
CDPQ Infra, subsidiary of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, has announced the companies and consortiums that qualified as part of the qualification process for the completion of the Réseau électrique métropolitain (REM) project. Qualified companies and consortiums will have the opportunity to participate in the international call for proposals process for two major contracts: the first for infrastructure engineering, procurement and construction (EPC contract) and the second for provision of rolling stock, systems and operation and maintenance [...]

Gatineau raises taxes to tackle infrastructure

Posted on November 11, 2016
The Quebec municipality of Gatineau has announced that it will introduce a one per cent tax increase to help pay for the city’s growing infrastructure needs. According to an article from the CBC, the city implemented an aggressive system of tax, fee, fine increases in order to manage significant infrastructure rehabilitation needs throughout Gatineau. Overall, the city will dedicate $95.6 million of $577 million 2017 budget to public works. In addition to the new one per cent tax, municipal council also approved a 1.9 per cent property tax increase [...]

Montreal releases key performance indicators data

Posted on November 2, 2016
The chair of the Montréal Executive Committee, Pierre Desrochers, and the vice-chair of the Executive Committee responsible for the administrative reform, Smart City, information technologies and youth, today made public the analyzed results of 148 performance indicators for 2015. Across Canada, with respect to the 2015 median of the five comparable Canadian cities that are members of Municipal Benchmarking Network Canada (MBNC), results indicate that Montréal has achieved better performance or equivalent performance in 61 per cent of cases. An analysis [...]

Fonds de solidarité FTQ to Invest $400M in Infrastructure

Posted on April 28, 2016
In a speech this month to the members of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, Fonds president and CEO Gaétan Morin unveiled the results of the strategic planning dedicated to Quebec's economic growth that will see it invest $3 billion in the Quebec economy by 2020—including $400 million in infrastructure projects. The Fonds will deploy $400 million to fund small and medium-sized real estate socio-economic infrastructure projects, such as schools, student residences, libraries and sports complexes. Projects will be developed in partnership with [...]
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