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Pomerleau part of the consortium that was awarded the REM project

The construction of the most important public transportation network in the greater Montreal area will begin in April 2018 and will be completed in summer 2021. With more than 26 stations, the Réseau express métropolitain de Montréal (REM) will be the largest integrated transportation infrastructure since the Montreal metro, inaugurated more than 50 years ago.

The total value of the project, estimated at $6.3 billion, will lead to the creation of more than 34,000 direct and indirect jobs during the construction phase and, following this, more than 1,000 permanent jobs.

This project, which will define Montreal’s future and link Montreal, the South Shore, the West Island, the North Shore and the Montreal airport, was won by a consortium made up of SNC-Lavalin Major Projects Inc., Dragados Canada, Inc., Groupe Aecon Québec Ltée, Pomerleau Inc. and EBC Inc., in collaboration with the NouvLR design.

Through innovative solutions, the consortium will be responsible for the construction of a sustainable public transportation system that ensures rapid service for many passengers, all while respecting the costs as defined by the l’Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain (ARTM).

“The work on this proposal was a long-term undertaking and I wish to thank the many individuals who contributed. This success was due to the efforts, the expertise and the creativity of all the organizations involved,” said Martin Laroche, Chief Operating Officer – Civil & Infrastructure for Pomerleau.