Strabag to Build Outfall Tunnel in Canada

IndustrialsConstruction ♦ Published: July 17, 2014; 15:00 ♦ (Vindobona)

Publicly-listed construction group Strabag has secured a new contract in Canada: In its winning tender, the company agreed to build the Mid-Halton Outfall Tunnel for CAD 79 million (approx. EUR 54 million). The project centres on the excavation of two 60 m deep shafts and a 6.3 km rock-bored tunnel that is designed to carry treated effluent water from the water treatment plant in Oakville into Lake Ontario.

Strabag Solidifies Presence in Canada with Winning Bid to Build Outfall Tunnel / Picture: © Canadian and Austrian crossed flags by Vindobona

Since the year 2005, Strabag has been present in Canada in the fields of civil and ground engineering as well as tunnelling. "We had entered the market with our first, successful project in Canada - the planning and the construction of a water diversion tunnel at the Niagara Falls. In this project the world's largest hard-rock tunnel boring machine was deployed," recalls Thomas Birtel,…