LafargeHolcim awarded major highway works in Canada
Company appointed as prime contractor on major highway improvement project in British Columbia
LafargeHolcim have been awarded infrastructure contracts worth more than C$100 million as part of a major highway improvement project in Vancouver, Canada. The Highway 1 area is a vital local, regional and provincial corridor for people, services and goods.
LafargeHolcim will be the prime contractor on the project awarded by the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, offering an integrated solution that builds on their extensive expertise in supporting challenging infrastructure projects.
René Thibault, region head for North America, said: ‘We are excited to be providing general contracting services on this important infrastructure upgrade, which is the largest general contracting project managed by LafargeHolcim in North America.
‘We were able to offer a comprehensive solution for one of the most sustainable road projects in Canada. It illustrates our expertise in construction, leveraging a network of experts across many countries who are able to address solutions from paving to soil treatments and sustainable recycling techniques.’
LafargeHolcim have developed an integrated solution for the Highway 1 project. The use of recycled aggregates will prevent more than 200,000 tonnes of waste from ending up in landfills, whilst a supplementary cementitious material that enhances the desired properties of concrete will ensure the long-term durability of the highway.
Moreover, by leveraging their logistics network in the area, including several marine assets, LafargeHolcim will provide an efficient and environmentally friendly solution, moving materials by barge and limiting truck journeys to the job site. The project is expected to be completed in 2021.