Major construction contract award for Port Hope Area Initiative, one of Canada’s largest environmental restoration projects

Amec Foster Wheeler, in a joint venture with CB&I, announces today the award of a CAD$86.8 million construction remediation contract by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories to build the Port Granby long-term waste management facility in the municipality of Clarington in Ontario, Canada.

The Port Granby Project is part of the Port Hope Area Initiative, the Canadian federal government’s undertaking for the safe, long-term management of historic low-level radioactive waste in the municipalities of Port Hope and Clarington. It includes relocating historic low-level radioactive waste and marginally contaminated soils from an existing waste management facility on the shoreline of Lake Ontario to a new, state-of-the-art facility, approximately one kilometre north of the current site.

The contract scope involves facility construction, waste excavation, construction of a roadway to permit transportation of the excavated material without using municipal roads, and restoration of the existing and new facility sites. Construction will begin in the latter part of 2015 and will take about five years.

By combining our experience and expertise with CB&I, we are able to meet the complex needs of Canadian Nuclear Laboratories on this significant project. We look forward to successfully delivering this project to the benefit of the local community.
Simon Naylor, Group President Americas