Salini and Astaldi target Canadian rail project

By Joe Sargent29 August 2019

hurontario_lrt_rendering_station

Artist’s rendering of a Hurontario station

The Mobilinx consortium ­­– consisting of John Laing, Astaldi, Hitachi, Transdev, Amico Concessions and Salini Impregilo as lead contractors – have won the position of preferred bidder for a US$1.05 billion contract to build a light rail system in Ontario, Canada.

The Hurontario light rail project will see 18km of new “dedicated rapid transit” with 19 stops and a new maintenance and storage facility for light rail vehicles.

Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx will award the contract, with the winning team expected to sign formal contracts within a few months.

Design work will begin shortly after the project has been awarded, with Mobilinx hoping that its design team – IBI Group, Hitachi, Morrison, Hershfield, Arcadis, Daoust Lestage and EXP – will be the ones taking on the task.

Salini Impregilo and Astaldi Logos

Astaldi and Salini Impregilo are of course linked by the latter’s vision for project Italy, but also recently worked together on a high-speed rail project in Italy worth around €600 million (US$664 million).

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