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U.K.’s Wood wins six Metrolinx contracts

DCN-JOC News Services
U.K.’s Wood wins six Metrolinx contracts
WOOD — Wood’s consulting work on the Rouge River bridge will enable the structural rehabilitation of the 120-year-old railway bridge to enhance its resilience and extend its service life.

TORONTO — U.K.-based engineering firm Wood recently announced it has secured six new contract awards from Metrolinx for work on Ontario’s transit network.

The work includes leading design on two bridge projects: Rouge River, which involves the structural rehabilitation of a 120-year-old railway bridge; and the design for replacement of the Birchmount Bridge to achieve additional track capacity and future system electrification.

Wood was also awarded new contracts for the Barrie Railway Corridor and the subway expansion program, noted a Sept. 24 statement.

“As an established and trusted partner of Metrolinx, we are proud of our continued role in helping to make Ontario’s vision for the future a reality. These new contracts are a real testament to the strength of Wood’s sustainable infrastructure capabilities, as well as our specialized environmental, geotechnical and design expertise — and the proven commitment of our teams on the ground,” said Lytle Troutt, president of Wood’s environment and infrastructure business in the Americas, in a statement.

“At any one time, we are working on 20 to 30 projects related to major capital expansion or infrastructure enhancements for this impressive undertaking, which aims to create a world-class transportation system in Canada’s largest and fastest-growing urban region.”

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