The Port of Montreal launches its International Call for Qualifications for its Contrecoeur expansion project

MONTREAL, 23 November 2021 / CNW Telbec / – The Montreal Port Authority (MPA) today officially launched the Call for Qualifications (ADP) for the design-build-finance-operate-maintain (DBFOM) of the project. The call for tenders will remain open to national and international industry players for the next three months. By launching this Call for Qualifications, the AMP aims to find the best possible strategic partnership that can meet the high standards of the project in terms of innovation, efficiency, social responsibility and sustainable development. The objective is to enter into a long-term agreement to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Contrecoeur terminal.

LOGO of the Port of Montreal (CNW Group / Montreal Port Authority)

Over 100 participants attended a virtual technical briefing open to all potential bidders on November 10, a clear indication of the strong interest of the business community in the project.

“The future Contrecoeur container terminal will play an essential role in the development of the strategy Saint Laurent trade corridor and in supply Quebec, Ontario and the American Midwest. It will be a green, modern and innovative terminal with facilities with extensive electrification. Our goal is to make it a world-class infrastructure and we are looking for partners who share our vision, our values ​​and our ambitions. “- Martin Imbleau, President and CEO of the MPA.

Bidders must demonstrate experience in the design, construction and operation of new port infrastructure and, among other criteria, in generating new shipment volumes. The conditions specified in the decision statement issued by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada must also be met.

This is another step in the realization of the largest expansion project in the history of the port of Montreal. The project benefits from the support of both levels of government, a favorable report from the Canadian Impact Assessment Agency and a decision statement from the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change authorizing the project to be carried out.

This step of the procurement process will allow the selection of up to three bidders to participate in the call for tenders which will begin in the second quarter of 2022.

About the port of that of Montreal Expansion of Contrecœur

Located in an industrial zone, the Contrecœur land reserve was acquired over 30 years ago by the Montreal Port Authority and has been the subject of careful collaborative planning to support the development of the supply chain. in Quebec and Eastern Canada. With the support of the Canada Infrastructure Bank and the Government of Quebec, wearing Montreal and its partners plan to develop a new state-of-the-art container terminal capable of handling up to 1.15 million containers (TEUs). Advantageously located at the heart of the largest pool of consumers, importers and exporters of Quebec and Eastern Canada, near major road and rail axes, the Port of that of Montreal Contrecoeur’s expansion will consolidate local strengths to respond effectively to future needs. This project will strengthen the world-class logistics center in the heart of the St. Lawrence Valley.

About the port of Montreal

Operated by the Montreal Port Authority (MPA), the port of Montreal is the second largest port of Canada and a diversified transshipment center that handles all types of cargo: containerized and non-containerized freight, liquid bulk and dry bulk. The only container port in Quebec, it is a destination port served by the largest shipping companies in the world. It is also an intermodal hub with a unique service offering in North America, with its own rail network directly at the platform connected to from Canada two national rail networks. MPA also operates a cruise terminal and port center. The MPA takes economic, social and environmental components into account in its business initiatives. This commitment is framed by a sustainable development policy whose guiding principles relate to involvement, cooperation and accountability. Port activity supports 19,000 jobs and generates $ 2.6 billion in economic benefits every year.

SOURCE Montreal Port Authority

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