Webuild Joint Venture awarded Canadian Pape Tunnel and Underground Stations Progressive DB contract
Webuild Joint Venture awarded Canadian Pape Tunnel and Underground Stations Progressive DB contract - Ontario Line in Toronto (Credits: Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx)
- Webuild will lead a joint venture to develop the project for the "Pape Tunnel and Underground Stations (PTUS)" section of the Ontario Line, the new rapid transit line that will run through the City of Toronto
- Contract will be developed as a "Progressive Design–Build," an innovative contract model increasingly popular in the infrastructure sector that involves less execution risk in the start-up and construction phases of the work
The Webuild Group has won a new contract in Canada for the first phase of development for a portion of the Ontario Line. The Group, in a joint venture with Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas Canada Ltd. (“FCC Canada”), has signed a contract for an estimated total value of approximately €700M–€1.3 billion (CAD 1-2 billion) to develop and build the "Pape Tunnel and Underground Stations (PTUS)" section of the Ontario Line. The final contract value will be determined by the detailed design, included in the contract. The new subway line will run through Toronto, where the population is expected to increase rapidly from 6 million citizens now to over 8 million by 2030.
Webuild, with a 50 percent share, is leading the joint venture, which will design and construct the works, commissioned by Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx. The PTUS contract for the Ontario Line North will be executed as a "Progressive Design-Build", an innovative contract model. The model involves close collaboration between the client, contractor, and designer, meaning lower execution risks in the start-up and construction phases of the project. A de-risking factor that adds to the Webuild Group's overall growth strategy in low-risk regions like Italy, European countries, Australia and, in particular, North America, all of which have launched major infrastructure development plans in recent years.
As a whole, the PTUS contract provides for the design, construction, supply and operation of three kilometres of twin tunnels, two underground stations, the interface with Toronto Transit Commission’s Line 2 subway and related works. The Ontario Line will run from Eglinton Crosstown LRT (Line 5) at Don Mills Road and Eglinton Avenue in the northeast to Exhibition Place in the southwest. It will cut travel times on the route to less than 30 minutes compared to the current 70 minutes.
The Ontario Line will extend 15.6 kilometres with 15 stations, six intermodal hubs and more than 40 connections with existing subway, streetcar, light-rail transit and regional rail lines and bus services. Webuild is already implementing, with the Connect 6ix consortium, the package of works for the Ontario Line, which includes designing and implementing signalling, communication, and safety systems, supplying rolling stock, and carrying out the line’s operation and maintenance.
The PTUS contract will be the third sustainable mobility project being built in Canada for Webuild. In addition to the RSSOM and PTUS packages of the Ontario Line, the Group is also carrying out the with the Mobilinx consortium, to build a light rail line that will run 18 kilometres, near Toronto, along Hurontario Street.
With a track record of more than 14,100 kilometres of railways and metros built globally, Webuild is currently engaged in the construction of major, to connect people and goods, reduce social and environmental impacts, and improve access to services, employment, and business opportunities. In Italy, it is building, among other projects, Line 4 of the Milan Metro and Line C of the Rome Metro.
With increasing demand for sustainable mining and responsible minerals sourcing globally, German mining equipment can drive raw materials security with minimal carbon footprint in the environment.
This is a "Made in Germany" advantage. The North American continent is pivotal to global raw materials security, with both the United States and Canada contributing significantly to the production and utilization of critical mineral resources. In fact, the United States, ranking second only to China, has maintained its position as a leading exporter and consumer of these mineral commodities. At the same time, Canada has emerged as a key mining destination, boasting vast reserves of critical minerals backed by continuous investments in innovative projects.
MCi Carbon announces plans for first industrial large-scale carbon capture and utilization plant in Austria, with additional funding from RHI Magnesita
- MCi Carbon are planning to build their first industrial large-scale plant, together with RHI Magnesita, the leading global supplier of high‐grade refractory products, systems, and solutions, in Hochfilzen, Austria.
- RHI Magnesita has committed an additional multi-million-dollar investment into testing and scale-up of MCi Carbon’s technology in preparation for the commercial roll-out at Hochfilzen, a project planned for 2028 which will capture and transform approx. 50,000 tons of CO2 per year and create mineral value products that are carbon negative.
- In preparation, MCi Carbon will conduct trial campaigns to assess scale up of the technology at the demonstration carbon capture and utilization plant 'Myrtle' located in Newcastle, Australia.
- MCi Carbon's technology captures and transforms CO2 from industrial emissions into solid mineral materials, offering decarbonization solutions for hard-to-abate sectors like steel, cement, lime, mining, chemicals, and manufacturing.
The European Parliament’s Plenary voted on a resolution, led by Professor Krasnodębski MEP from the European Conservatives & Reformist Group (ECR), to support a European geothermal energy strategy.
531 of the 533 Members of the European Parliament present (96%) voted in favour of the resolution with no abstentions and 2 voting against.
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