CCO – Ottawa Light Rail Transit System – Ontario - Project Profile
- March 2018 •
- 17 pages •
- Report ID: 4948012
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City Council of Ottawa (CCO) is undertaking the construction of new Light Rail Transit (OLRT) System project at Ottawa in Ontario province of Canada.
The project involves the construction of light rail transit system and its extension. It will be implemented in two stages.
The Stage 1 includes the construction of the 12.5km Confederation Line from Tunney’s Pasture in the west to Blair Station in the east, including a tunnel through Ottawa’s downtown core.
It includes the construction of 10 above-ground stations at Tunney’s Pasture, Bayview, Pimisi, uOttawa, Lees, Hurdman, Tremblay, St. Laurent, Cyrville and Blair and three underground stations at Lyon, parliament and Rideau and a 2.5 km tunnel beneath the downtown core, as well as the widening of Highway 417, the supply of light rail transit vehicles, and the construction of a maintenance and storage facility (MSF) at Belfast Yard. Stage 1 cost US$2,100 million.
Belfast Yard MSF:
The project includes the construction of Light Rail Vehicles (LRVs) maintenance, storage and administration facility on 16ha as part of Stage 1. It includes the construction of a vehicle storage shed and MSF administration building.
OLRT Constructors, Joint Venture of EllisDon, SNC-Lavalin Inc., Dragados Canada and ACS Infrastructure has been appointed as the contractor for the MSF.
In the second quarter of 2013, preliminary activities began, including the demolition of the existing structures.
Demolition was completed in the fourth quarter of 2013, construction began in the second quarter of 2014 and site grading and utility work was completed in the second quarter of 2015.
Construction of the connector tunnel began in 2014 and was completed in 2016. Substantial completion of Belfast Yard, including construction of site roads, curbs and sidewalks, landscaping, fencing and track work, was substantially completed in the third quarter of 2016.
The Stage 2 involves the extension of Stage 1 which includes the construction of 39.5km of rail and 23 stations and also includes construction of a 3km airport rail link from South Keys station on the Trillium Line and the expansion of Belfast Yard Maintenance and Storage Facility (MSF) which further includes the construction of three new maintenance bays, a larger control room, and the replacement of the existing earth berm with a noise mitigating wall.
Stage 2 is further divided into three sub-sections namely Confederation Line East, Confederation Line West, and Trillium Line South. It will cost about US$3,600 million.
Confederation Line East:
The project involves the extension of Confederation Line to the east through the construction of 12.5km LRT line from Blair Road to Place d’Orléans and then to Trim Road and five stations at Montreal Road, Jeanne d’Arc, Orléans Boulevard, Place d’Orléans and Trim Road.
It also includes the construction of retail and mixed-use centers at Blair, Orléans Town Centre and Place d’Orléans, recreational and cultural destinations including the Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex, NCC Greenbelt trails, and the Shenkman Arts Centre and Employment centres including Canotek Business Park and Youville Business Park, Educational institutions, community centres, and places of worship.
Construction of the project is scheduled for completion in 2022.
Confederation Line West:
The project the extension of Confederation Line to the west through the construction of 15km LRT from from Tunney’s Pasture to Moodie and Baseline Stations and 11 stations at Westboro, Dominion, Cleary, New Orchard, Lincoln Fields, Iris, Baseline, Queensview, Pinecrest, Bayshore and Moodie.
It also include the construction of shopping centers at Westboro, Hintonburg/West Wellington, Pinecrest, Lincoln Fields, College Square, and Bayshor, greenspace including the Ottawa River pathways and the National Capital Commission’s future Linear Waterfront Park, Westboro Beach, Pinecrest Creek Corridor, Employment centres including Tunney’s Pasture, Queensview Drive/ Pinecrest, Morrison Drive, Baxter Road, the new DND headquarters and Centrepointe and Educational institutions, community centres, and places of worship.
Construction on the project is scheduled to be completed in 2023.
Trillium Line South Extension:
The project involves the extension of the existing Trillium line from Greenboro to Bowesville in Riverside South. It includes the construction of 12km rail and seven stations at Gladstone, Walkley, South Keys, Uplands (Ernst & Young Centre), Airport (Macdonald-Cartier International Airport), Leitrim and Earl Armstrong/Bowesville.
It also includes the construction of retail and mixed-use destinations including Preston Street and South Keys, greenspace and recreational destinations including the NCC’s Greenbelt pathway network and Jim Durrell Recreation Centre, Employment nodes at Carling, Confederation Heights, Leitrim, Riverside South, the airport and Uplands Drive, Educational institutions, community centres and places of worship.
Construction on the project is scheduled for completion in 2021.
Delcan Corporation has been appointed as planning and design consultant for the project and Alstom as to supply trains for the Stage 1.
IBI Group has been appointed as architect for the three underground station of Stage 1 and Adamson Associates Architects and BBB Architects as architects for 10 above ground stations of Stage 1.
Adamson Associates Architects has been appointed as architect for the MSF at Belfast, Fast + Epp as the structural engineer, Hatch Mott MacDonald as the consulting engineer, Dr. Sauer & Partners Corporation as the design consultant, Sereca Fire Consulting Ltd. as the fire protection specialists, Thurber Engineering Ltd. as the geotechnical consultant, MMM Group as the consultant, Scotia Capital as the financier for Stage 1.
Rideau Transit Group (RTG) has been appointed as supply contract to deliver 38 Alstom Citadis light rail vehicles (LRVs) for the Stage 2.
The Stage 1 will be financed by National Bank of Canada, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, The Bank of Nova Scotia and The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., as short term lenders, and National Bank Financial Inc. and Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, as underwriters in respect of the long term facility.
The funding for the project is being provided by the Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario and the City of Ottawa.The Government of Canada is contributing US$584 million through the Building Canada Fund.
The City will allocate up to US$187 million of its federal Gas Tax Fund transfers, The Government of Ontario is contributing US$584 million.In addition, the City will allocate US$279 million of Provincial Gas Tax receipts.
The City will require the winning proponent to finance up to US$389 million of the construction cost.
In July 2011, Request for Qualification (RFQ) was issued for the Design, Build, Finance and Maintain (DBFM) for the Stage 1 (Confederation Line).
In October 2011, The CCO and Infrastructure Ontario shortlisted three consortia namely Ottawa Transit Partners, Rideau Transit Group and Rideau Transit Partners to submit proposals to design, build, finance and maintain the Confederation Line project. Three consortia include:
1. Ottawa Transit Partners (OTP), led by VINCI Concessions, includes ACCIONA Concessions Canada Inc., ACCIONA Infrastructure Canada Inc., Aecon Construction Group Inc., Bombardier Transportation Canada Inc. and VINCI Construction Grands Projects.
2. Rideau Transit Group (RTG), led by ACS Infrastructure Canada Inc., includes EllisDon Corp., Dragados Canada Inc., SNC-Lavalin Capital, SNC-Lavalin Constructors (Pacific) Inc. and Veolia Transportation Services Inc.
3. Rideau Transit Partners (RTP), led by Guyancourt, France-based Bouygues Travaux Publics S.A., includes Brookfield Financial Corp., Fiera Axium Infrastructure Canada LP, Parsons Enterprises Inc., Parsons Canada Ltd., Colas Rail S.A. and Johnson Controls L.P.
In December 2012, RTG was selected as the preferred bidder to Design, Build, Finance and Maintain the Stage 1 (Confederation Line) project.
In 2013, the LRT extension (Stage 2) was approved by The Ottawa City Council (OCC) as part of its Transportation Master Plan.
On February 12, 2013, financial close was achieved on the Stage 1.
On February 14, 2013, RTG consortium was awarded the DBFM contract for Stage 1.
On July 10, 2013, the preparatory work commenced for the excavation of the western tunnel entrance of Ottawa’s new Confederation Line light rail transit project. This construction is the first step in preparation for tunneling from this location east under Queen Street.
In January 2014, Walters Inc. secured the sub-contract from OLRT Constructors to supply and erection of structural steel and metal decking. The scope of work includes construction of Maintenance and Storage Facility (MSF) and storage shed building.
In June 2015, the project received environmental approval for Stage 2.
On September 2, 2016, Alstom awarded a US$140m maintenance contract for the operating control system, power substation, as well as the signaling and communications systems till 30 years (2046).
In December 2016, Otis Canada Inc. was appointed as the elevator supply contractor for the confederation line project.
On March 8, 2017, Ottawa City Council unanimously approved the Stage 2 LRT Implementation Report.
In June 2017, the federal government announced US$823 million for the Stage 2 of the project and the remaining funding will be provided by the City of Ottawa.
On June 22, 2017, Alstom was awarded the supply contract for Stage 2. Under the contract Alstom will supply 38 Citadis Spirit light rail vehicles for the Stage 2.
In June 2017, three consortia were pre-qualified for the confederation line east and west of Stage 2. They include:
1. The Confederation Transit Group, a joint venture of Ferrovial, Colas and Tomlinson;
2. East West Connectors, a joint venture of Kiewit and Vinci; and
3. Confederation Line 2 Partners, a joint venture of Bechtel, Aecon, Pomerleau and EBC.
On July 17, 2017, CCO shortlisted three consortia for DBFM contract on Trillium Line South extension. They include:
1. Trillium Link a join venture of Acciona, Fengate, CAF, CIMA+, Momentum, Thomas Cavanagh, Cobalt Architects, GRC Architects.
2. Trillium Extension Alliance a joint venture of Plenary, Colas, R.W. Tomlinson, Plan Group, WSP, Bird Construction, Mass Electric.
3. TransitNEXT (SNC-Lavalin)
On September 27, 2017, Rideau Transit Group Partnership (RTG), a consortium of EllisDon, ACS Infrastructure Canada, and SNC-Lavalin, signed a US$106 million contract for the expansion of MSF located at Belfast Road as part of Stage 2.
A construction contract is expected to be awarded in the third quarter of 2018, with construction commencement expected in the second quarter of 2019 and completion in 2023.
Construction activities on the Stage 1 are underway and are scheduled for completion in November 2018.
The project involves the construction of a new light rail network at Ottawa in Ontario province of Canada.
The US$5,700 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of 12.5km Satge 1 Confederation line
2. Construction of a 2.5km long twin-bore Downtown Tunnel
3. Construction of Belfast Yard MSF
4. Construction of 39.5km Stage 2 LRT
5. Construction of above ground and underground stations
6. Laying of tracks
7. Extension of Belfast Yard MSF
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