CALGARY, Alberta, Dec. 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ATCO Ltd. (TSX: ACO.X, ACO.Y)
ATCO announced today that, through its wholly owned subsidiary ATCO Structures LNG Limited Partnership, it has entered into a joint venture with a subsidiary of Bird Construction Inc. to design, engineer and construct a 4,500-person workforce accommodation centre, known as the Cedar Valley Lodge. The facility will be built to house workers involved in the construction of LNG Canada’s natural gas liquefaction and export facility. The Bird-ATCO Joint Venture will execute a modular supply contract for 4,500 accommodation rooms for the Cedar Valley Lodge Project through a joint venture between ATCO and the Haisla Nation. Design and engineering for the project is currently underway, with construction commencement planned for spring 2019.
The project is one of the largest accommodation facilities ever built in Canada and will provide high quality amenities for the LNG Canada workforce. ATCO has executed several operational support services contracts and modular site accommodation projects within the Kitimat region. Since 2011, the company has operated a successful joint-venture partnership with the Haisla Nation, which will also benefit from the Cedar Valley Lodge project.
“We are proud to support this crucially important energy infrastructure project in Canada, which is vital to the prosperity of our nation, and to build upon our proven track record of providing premier modular workforce housing solutions to LNG projects around the world,” said Nancy Southern, Chair & Chief Executive Officer with ATCO. “Our long history of delivering major workforce housing projects throughout the world continues to position us well to support landmark infrastructure development in the years ahead.”
Founded in Alberta in 1947, ATCO has been prolific in delivering workforce housing solutions for major energy infrastructure and mining projects around the world. More recently in 2016, ATCO completed construction of a 1,600 person workforce housing facility for BC Hydro’s Site C project, on budget and with an impeccable safety record. The company has also delivered major workforce accommodations for customers throughout the world, including Canada, USA, South America, the Middle East and Africa.
With approximately 7,000 employees and assets of $23 billion, ATCO is a diversified global holding corporation with investments in Structures & Logistics (workforce housing, innovative modular facilities, construction, site support services, and logistics and operations management); Energy Infrastructure (electricity generation, transmission, and distribution; natural gas transmission, distribution and infrastructure development; energy storage and industrial water solutions; and electricity and natural gas retail sales); Transportation (ports and transportation logistics); and Commercial Real Estate. More information can be found at www.ATCO.com.
D.A. (Dennis) DeChamplain
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Senior Advisor, Marketing & Communications
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