Aecon joint venture awarded contract for the Winnipeg North End Sewage Treatment Plant project

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TORONTO, July 7, 2021 /CNW/ - Aecon Group Inc. (TSX: ARE) announced today that Red River Solutions, a 50/50 joint venture between Aecon and Oscar Renda Contracting of Canada Inc. has been awarded a $272 million design-build contract by the City of Winnipeg for the North End Sewage Treatment Plant (NEWPCC) Upgrade: Headworks Facilities Project in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Aecon's share of the contract was added to its Construction segment backlog in the second quarter of 2021.

The scope of work includes the design and construction of a new headworks facility that will include a raw sewage pump station, a micro-tunnel extension of existing interceptor sewers, a grit removal system, a main control room, fine screens and compactors, and a plant emergency generator facility. The project is the first of three projects for upgrading the NEWPCC.

Construction is expected to commence in the third quarter of 2021, with expected completion in the second quarter of 2025.

"The NEWPCC is one of the largest wastewater infrastructure projects in North America and this critical upgrade will enable efficient wastewater treatment capabilities to meet the needs of a growing population in Winnipeg and surrounding communities," said Jean-Louis Servranckx, President and Chief Executive Officer, Aecon Group Inc. "We look forward to working with our partner to bring our industry-leading water infrastructure and industrial expertise to successfully and safely deliver this sustainable project for the City of Winnipeg."