A joint venture of Aecon and SNC-Lavalin Constructors (Pacific) Inc has been awarded a contract by SNC-Lavalin for the civil works design and construction portion of the Waneta Expansion Project.

The project involves design and construction of an intake structure, twin tunnels and a new powerhouse on the Pend d’Oreille River south of Trail, British Columbia. The new powerhouse will be located immediately downstream of the Waneta Dam and its existing powerhouse.

Work on the Waneta Expansion Project is already underway and is scheduled for completion in spring of 2015.

“This is a significant project for Aecon from both a financial and strategic perspective,” said Teri McKibbon, CEO of Aecon Infrastructure. “Our partnership with SNC-Lavalin on this project further establishes Aecon’s presence in Western Canada’s heavy civil construction market.”