QUEBEC CITY, Aug. 6, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Structal-Bridges, a business
unit of Canam Group Inc. (TSX: CAM), today announced that it has
secured three contracts totaling close to $50M for the fabrication of
the steel structures of bridges that will be erected in
Notre-Dame-des-Pins and Lévis, in Quebec, and in Edmonton, Alberta.
Northeast Anthony Henday Drive
Structal-Bridges was awarded this contract under a joint venture with
Rapid-Span Structures Ltd., a bridge fabricator in Western Canada. The
project, which is a public-private partnership commissioned by
Flatiron-Dragados-Aecon-Lafarge, JV, calls for the fabrication of 14
steel highway bridges, including two major 1,056-ft (322 m) structures
across the North Saskatchewan River. The components supplied by
Structal-Bridges will be fabricated at the Quebec City plant starting
in December 2012 with deliveries beginning in spring 2013.
Gilbert River Bridge
The Gilbert River Bridge is a 1,070-ft. (326 m) structure that will be
erected 171 feet (52 m) over the Gilbert River and 34th Street in Notre-Dame-des-Pins, Quebec. The agreement concluded with
Coaticook-based Couillard Construction Ltd. includes the fabrication
and installation of 88 steel girders. The components will be fabricated
at the Quebec City plant in spring 2013 and deliveries are slated to
begin towards the end of the year.
Also in the scope of the Highway 73 expansion project, Structal-Bridges
will fabricate the steel components for a second bridge measuring 135
feet (41 m) as well as for a footbridge. Goodco Z-Tech, a product of
Structal-Bridges, will supply 48 structural bearings and 5 expansion
Highway 20/73 Interchange
Mandated by Roxboro Excavation Inc. in Montreal, the third project
landed by Structal-Bridges requires the fabrication of 66 steel girders
for the reconstruction of the Highway 20 overpass located at the exit
of the Pierre-Laporte Bridge in Lévis. Built in 1965, the 1,040-ft.
(317 m) structure spans both Highway 73 North and Highway 20. The
girders will be metalized and painted at the Quebec City plant. Goodco
Z-Tech also will supply 24 structural bearings, 18 seismic isolation
bearings and 2 expansion joints for the project.
"Our expertise will be put to full use as we take on these new
challenges," commented Robin Lapointe, Vice President of
Structal-Bridges. "The execution of projects such as the Highway 25
Bridge in Montreal, the Beauharnois Canal Bridge, which was built as
part of the Highway 30 expansion project in Quebec, and the Deh Cho
Bridge in the Northwest Territories that was realized in collaboration
with our partner, Rapid-Span Structures Ltd., demonstrate our ability
to carry out large-scale projects."
Structal-Bridges is a North American manufacturer of steel bridges,
structural bearings and expansion joints. In addition to its Quebec
City plant, which opened in 1956, the company operates a plant in
Laval, another in the state of New Hampshire, and also occupies a
section of the Canam Group plants in Saint-Gédéon-de-Beauce, Quebec,
and Point of Rocks, Maryland. Structal-Bridges serves the highway and
railway bridge sectors in Canada and numerous states in the U.S.
About Canam Group Inc.
Canam Group is a manufacturing company that operates 20 plants across
North America. Specialized in designing construction solutions and
fabricating customized products since 1961, Canam Group takes part in
an average of 10,000 construction projects each year in three activity
sectors: buildings, structural steel and bridges. The Corporation
employs close to 3,500 people in Canada, the United States, Romania,
India and China.
SOURCE: CANAM GROUP INC.