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86 GO Expansion – Off-Corridor $619 million
2022 Rank: 82
Location: Greater Toronto-Hamilton Area, Ont.
Concept Design: 4TRANSIT JV (Parsons, WSP & Hatch)
Other Key Players: Parsons (systems work);
Golder-a WSP company (geotechnical services); Deloitte,
Comtech (project management. services); AECOM;
Wood-a WSP company
Substantial Completion: 2025
The Off-Corridor Works package is one of the three packages of work
through which the GO Rail Expansion program is being delivered.
The Existing Stations Renovations project forms the majority of
the Off-Corridor Works package and will involve improvements at
existing multi-modal stations along the Lakeshore West, Milton,
Barrie, Kitchener, Lakeshore East, Stouffville, and Richmond Hill
GO Rail Corridors. The comprehensive goal of the Off-Corridor
program is to improve multi-modal station access across GO Transit
to support forecasted ridership growth, as well as provide more
local service integration with subways, streetcars, LRTs, buses, etc.
87 Rapide-Blanc Generating Station Refurbishment Project $613 million
2022 Rank: 83
Location: Rapide-Blanc, Que.
Contractor: Voith (installation of new turbines, generators,
and digital governors, as well as the refurbishment of embedded turbine components)
Engineer: WSP (design); EXP (design)
Other Key Players: Englobe
Substantial Completion: 2026
the same amount of water. The components will be designed to
last at least 70 years. The site work and assembly will begin in
2021 and, after commissioning, the contract is expected to be
completed by the end of 2025.
88 Lake St. Martin and Lake Winnipeg Outlet Channel project $600 million
2022 Rank: 88
Location: Interlake, Man.
Owner: Government of Manitoba
Contractor: Multiple (TBD)
Engineer: Hatch; KGS Group; Tetra Tech
Environmental Services: Stantec; North/South Consultants
Inc.; WSP Global Inc.; and Magellanicum Ecological Services
• Federal: $247.5 million
• Provincial: $292.5 million
Substantial Completion: 2025
In 2011, southern Manitoba experienced widespread flooding and Lake Manitoba experienced excessively high inflows
through the Waterhen River, Whitemud River, and the Portage
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Diversion. Construction of the Lake Manitoba and Lake St.
Martin Outlet Channels Project (Outlet Channels Project)
will enhance flood protection to the surrounding area and
help to strengthen Manitoba’s existing network of flood mitigation infrastructure. The $600 million flood protection project consists of a 24.6 kilometre (km) long channel from Lake
Manitoba and a 23.6 km long channel from Lake St. Martin.
The Lake Manitoba outlet channel includes an inlet at Lake
Manitoba and outlet at Lake St. Martin, a new water control
structure with a bridge and three new bridge crossings over
the outlet channel. The Lake St. Martin outlet channel includes an inlet at Lake St. Martin and outlet at Lake Winnipeg, a new water control structure with a bridge, as well as
the necessary Manitoba Hydro infrastructure to power the
The Rapide-Blanc generation station is located on the SaintMaurice River, 66 km north of La Tuque, Québec. The station’s
initial construction began in 1930 and was completed in 1934.
All of the six units will be replaced. Four of the existing turbines
were installed in 1934, which means by the time the project is
complete those units will have been in service for 90 years. The
contract for the new units calls for a complete replacement of
removable turbine and generator parts, the refurbishment of all
embedded components and installation of digitally controlled
governor units. The new units will also be more efficient and allow production of approximately 10 per cent more energy with