February 22, 2019
Englobe is very proud to have been retained by Quebec City to start the structuring public transit network project. This project, to be in service by 2026, includes implementing four additional elements: the tramway (23 km, of which 3.5 km are underground), the trambus (17 km), the infrastructure dedicated to public transit (16 km) and the Metrobus (110 km).
Englobe’s involvement, at this initial stage of the project, will consist of carrying out geotechnical studies and soil characterization to update and enhance the inventory for the whole length of the route, in addition to documenting certain sensitive sectors to minimise risks and decrease costs. The contract includes carrying out 400 boreholes amounting to approximately $900 000 before tax. It will start in the next few days and conclude in September 2019.
Quebec City, in their press release announcing the contract award, justified their choice by recognizing Englobe as “one of the largest Canadian organizations specialized in soil, materials and environmental engineering”.
These laudatory remarks reflect well on not only our project team, from both geotechnics and environment, but also on the company as a whole.
For more information on the structuring public transit network project for Quebec City: http://www.reseaustructurant.info