Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have awarded a contract to Plenary Infrastructure ERMF to design, build, finance and maintain the East Rail Maintenance Facility (ERMF) project. The contract ensures that the facility will be delivered for a fixed price and by a fixed delivery date, IO reports in a news release.
The contract value for the ERMF is approximately $859.2 million, which reflects the substantial completion payment and monthly service payments before inflation adjustments. Plenary Infrastructure ERMF will receive payment once construction is complete, followed by monthly payments for maintenance and lifecycle repair work over a 30-year period; this will ensure the facility is kept in excellent condition over the contract term.
The ERMF is approximately 500,000sq. ft. and being built to support GO Transit’s service expansion, including the introduction of Regional Express Rail service
The facility includes:
- tracks and storage for thirteen 12-car passenger trains
- built-in capacity to store an additional nine passenger trains for future use
- stations to repair, maintain, fuel, wash and power GO trains
- staff and visitor parking
- sustainable design and construction features, with the goal of achieving Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold certification
Design and construction work will commence in spring 2015 and substantial completion is anticipated for the end of 2017. At the peak of construction, Plenary Infrastructure ERMF anticipates that approximately 1,000 workers will be on-site, the majority of which will come from the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.
Plenary Infrastructure ERMF is a consortium that includes:
- Developer: Plenary Group (Canada) Ltd., Kiewit Canada Development Corp.,
Bird Capital Limited Partnership
- Construction: Bird Design-Build Construction Inc., Peter Kiewit Infrastructure Co.
- Design: Stantec Consulting, Arup Canada Inc.
- Facilities Management: Honeywell Limited, Toronto Terminals Railway
- Financing provided by: TD Bank, Bank of Montreal and TD Securities
IO and Metrolinx are working together to deliver the project, which will remain publicly owned and controlled. The project is funded by the Province of Ontario via Metrolinx, with the federal government, through PPP Canada, contributing up to 25 per cent of eligible costs.
Visit www.infrastructureontario.ca and www.metrolinx.com for more information.