MONTREAL - Engineering consulting firm Aecom says it has won a $1.3 million contract to supervise an electricity project in Haiti.
Montreal-based Aecom Consultants Inc. said Tuesday the contract from Electricite d'Haiti is for engineering and construction supervision of a 115 kilovolts substation.
The project, financed by the Inter-American Development Bank,involves the construction of the MVA Tabarre substation with two transformers and 10 circuits for electricity distribution.
The work will be completed by local employees.
"Through this project, we are proud to participate in Haiti's economic development and reconstruction efforts," Damien Tholomier of Aecom said in a statement.
"I am confident that our expertise in this type of works, combined with our extensive knowledge of Haiti and of the client will maximize the economic and social benefits of the project and will contribute to an improved standard of living for its citizens."
Aecom has more than 45,000 employees around the world, and provides professional, technical and management support services in various sectors including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government.
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