Proposals to design, build and finance the most significant upcoming transportation infrastructure project in Vancouver are down from three teams to two, as SNC-Lavalin withdraws its bid to build the CA$2.8 billion SkyTrain Broadway Extension.
Earlier in 2019, SNC-Lavalin, and in partnership with Strabag in the early stages, was one of three pre-qualified teams invited by the Government of British Columbia to participate in the request for Broadway Subway project proposals along with the Acciona-Ghella Joint Venture and the Broadway Connect group led by Dragados and Aecon.
The Broadway Subway is an extension of the SkyTrain Millennium Line
A spokesperson for The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure for Government of British Columbia announced: “The Ministry is aware that SNC-Lavalin has announced a shift in its corporate strategy and will be withdrawing from all fixed price projects globally. We can confirm that SNC-Lavalin has withdrawn from the procurement process for the Broadway Subway project.”
Broadway Subway project is a scheme to extend the existing elevated SkyTrain rapid transit system to serve one of the most congested transit corridors in the city. The project includes the design, construction, and partial financing of a 5.7km extension to the Millennium Line with six underground stations below the Broadway Corridor to a new terminus at Arbutus Street and an underground connection to the city’s Canada Line at Cambie Stree