TORONTO — The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships announced the winners of the National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in P3s at their annual conference in Toronto on Nov. 14.
Six infrastructure projects were singled out for celebration along with two individuals recognized for outstanding achievement in the P3 space.
“Congratulations to the winning teams and all of our nominees. Our 2023 award winning teams are building much needed transit systems, creating safer roadways, bridging international borders, protecting Canadian heritage and enhancing the work of the Canadian justice system. The success of these projects is driven by strong collaboration and teamwork between their private and public sector partners,” said CCPPP president and CEO Lisa Mitchell.
The P3 council changed its categories this year to “better reflect the changing dynamics of Canada’s P3 infrastructure pipeline and to highlight the need to create better, more resilient and longer lasting infrastructure for our communities,” a CCPPP release said, including the P3 Transaction, P3 Design and Construction, and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) categories.
The winning projects are below.
- P3 Transaction – Gold Award: Ontario Line – RSSOM (Rolling Stock, System, Operation and Maintenance). Partners: Metrolinx, Infrastructure Ontario and Connect 6ix General Partnership (Plenary Americas, Hitachi Rail, Webuild Group, Transdev Canada, IBI Professional Services (Canada) Inc., NGE Contracting Inc., National Bank Financial Inc., and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation)
- P3 Transaction – Silver Award Ontario Line – South Civil, Stations and Tunnel Contract. Partners: Metrolinx, Infrastructure Ontario and Ontario Transit Group (Ferrovial Construction Canada Inc., VINCI Construction Grands Projets, AECOM Canada Ltd., COWI North America Ltd., GHD Limited, SENER Group, Janin Atlas Inc., and Agentis Capital)
- P3 Design and Construction – Gold Award Highway 104 Sutherlands River to Antigonish Twinning Project. Partners: Nova Scotia Department of Public Works and Dexter Nova Alliance GP (Municipal Enterprises Limited, Nova Construction Co. Ltd., BBGI SICAV S.A., DNA Design Build Limited, a joint venture between Dexter Construction Company Limited and Nova Construction Co.; and DNA Operations Limited, a joint venture between Municipal Enterprises Limited and Nova Construction Co. Ltd.)
- Environmental, Social and Governance – Gold Award Gordie Howe International Bridge. Partners: Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority and Bridging North America General Partnership (ACS Infrastructure Canada Inc., Fluor Canada Ltd. and Aecon Concessions)
- Environmental, Social and Governance – Silver Award – Forensic Services and Coroners Complex Partners: Infrastructure Ontario, Ontario Ministry of the Solicitor General and CSS (FSCC) Partnership (Concert Infrastructure Ltd., Concert Infrastructure Fund and Dexterra Group)
- Environmental, Social and Governance – Silver Award – Library and Archives Canada’s Gatineau 2 Project. Partners: Library and Archives Canada, Public Services and Procurement Canada and Plenary Properties Gatineau (Plenary Americas, PCL Investments Canada Inc., PCL Constructors Eastern Inc., B+H Architects, and EQUANS)
Additionally, the 2023 Emerging Leader award goes to EY infrastructure advisory vice-president Mike Morgan and the 2023 Lifetime Champion award went to Carol Pennycook, a partner at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP.