Ramboll announces it has teamed up with the Canadian consultant Stantec to review the design of the entire length of the New Champlain Bridge corridor to ensure that the design and construction is conducted with respect to the project requirements and proposed time schedule. Stantec will handle the review of all highway design along with site inspections.
- We are very pleased to have been chosen as Independent Engineer on the New Champlain Bridge Corridor Project which is of crucial importance for the regional economy and for Canada as a whole. The new contract is in line with Ramboll’s strategy for North America where we are pursuing several other larger bridge- and tunnel projects, says Lars Thorbek, Head of Ramboll’s department for International Bridges.
The corridor-wide project, which is being delivered through a public-private partnership between the Government of Canada and Signature on the St. Lawrence Group, includes a new île des Soeurs Bridge along with reconstruction and widening of the federal portion of Autoroute 15. But the crown-jewel of the project is the New Champlain Bridge, a 3.4 km crossing of the main channel of the St. Lawrence River, which includes a cable stay section over the St. Lawrence Seaway.
Construction is set to begin in the summer of 2015. The New Champlain Bridge will be in service in 2018 and the rest of the corridor will be completed in 2019.