SAINT-GEORGES, Que. - A Canam Group (TSX:CAM) division has been awarded five contracts valued at nearly $33 million to rebuild or replace highway infrastructure in Canada and the United States.
Structal-Bridges will supply steel for two projects in Montreal, two in New Jersey and for Ontario's first cable-stayed bridge.
Components supplied by Canam will be used to build a replacement ramp and overpass on Montreal's Turcot Interchange and a temporary bypass bridge that's part of the project to replace the Nun's Island Bridge near the Champlain Bridge.
Fabrications for both projects will take place at Canam's plant in Quebec City and be delivered starting this fall. Structal-Bridges will also supply structural bearings and expansion joints.
Meanwhile, the division will fabricate 2,000 tons of steel components for the Nipigon River Bridge that will run parallel to the Highway 11/17 corridor in Thunder Bay, Ont.
Deliveries from its plants in Quebec City and Laval, Que., will begin in the second quarter of 2014. It will also oversee the entire installation of the bridge, including the prefabricated concrete slabs.
In New Jersey, Structal-Bridges will fabricate 1,300 tons of steel components for the rehabilitation of the Highway 21 southbound viaduct and two access ramps in Newark.
It will also supply 3,100 tones of steel components to rebuild the Pulaski Skyway, a 5.6-kilometre bridge that connects Jersey City, Kearny and Newark. The steel will be fabricated at Canam's Point of Rocks plant in Maryland.
Canam Group is the largest fabricator of steel components in North America. It participates in an average of 10,000 construction projects annually in buildings, structural steel and bridges. The Quebec-based company operates 21 plants across North America and employs 3,500 people in Canada, the United States, Romania, India and Hong Kong.
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