Bird lands $530M in work
The builder announced it has signed five new contracts in B.C., Ontario and Alberta.
The 117-year-old Kakabeka Falls Generating Station is the second-oldest hydro station in Ontario Power Generation’s fleet. – OGP
- Bird has signed five new contracts that total over $530 million.
- The awarded contracts include a large manufacturing facility, the Kakabeka Falls Generating Station Life Extension Project, two contracts for large energy clients, and a 13-storey modular tower in B.C.
- Bird says it plans to execute the projects with a focus on collaboration
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Bird Construction has signed five new contracts that total over $530 million.
The awarded contracts include a large manufacturing facility, the Kakabeka Falls Generating Station Life Extension Project, two contracts for large energy clients, and a 13-storey modular tower for BC Housing’s Permanent Supportive Housing Initiative.
Bird’s wholly owned subsidiary, Stuart Olson Industrial Constructors, has been contracted for the Kakabeka Falls Generating Station Life Extension Project by Ontario Power Generation (OPG) in a 50/50 joint venture.
Bird officials stated that this project aims to enhance the longevity and efficiency of the Kakabeka Falls Generating Station, situated on the Kaministiquia River near Thunder Bay. The station, comprising four hydroelectric generating units, will undergo upgrades to increase power output and extend its operational life, ensuring sustainable and reliable electricity generation for another 90 years. Bird’s role encompasses the design and installation of two new hydro generation units to replace the four existing generators, the construction of a new surge building and penstocks, and the rehabilitation of the existing powerhouse.
Bird says it plans to execute the projects with a focus on collaboration, employing Lean construction methods and leveraging its self-perform expertise in concrete, earthworks, and process mechanical and electrical services.
Bird was awarded a new project and a separate significant change order within an existing project with two long-term clients in the Wood Buffalo region of Alberta. The work is for site infrastructure and other project services, including concrete foundations, instrumentation and controls, as well as telecommunications, fibre optic, mechanical, and high and low voltage electrical services.
Bird was also awarded an additional construction management contract for a 13-storey modular tower for BC Housing’s Permanent Supportive Housing Initiative, located on West 8th Avenue in Vancouver, B.C. Awarded Canada’s tallest modular build earlier this year, this is Bird’s second multi-storey modular construction project design that will be delivered by its Stack Modular business.
The 13-storey modular project is part of the permanent supportive housing initiative between BC Housing, the City of Vancouver, and the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) to deliver a minimum of 300 permanent supportive homes on five city-owned sites.
“These awards reflect the success we are achieving in the diversification of our work program across Canada with our significant self-perform capabilities, strong project management, and forward-leaning accelerated construction solutions,” said Teri McKibbon, president and CEO of Bird. “Our continued ability to deliver critical projects across a range of sectors has solidified our reputation as a trusted partner. We look forward to further strengthening relationships with our clients, partners, and community stakeholders through our innovative and collaborative approach.”