Webuild (formerly Salini Impregilo) as part of a consortium to deliver the Rolling Stock, Systems, Operations and Maintenance (RSSOM) for the Ontario Line, the new rapid transit line in Toronto, Canada

Webuild (formerly Salini Impregilo) as part of a consortium to deliver the Rolling Stock, Systems, Operations and Maintenance (RSSOM) for the Ontario Line, the new rapid transit line in Toronto, Canada

  • Group boosts presence in Canada with sustainable mobility project to reduce 28,000 vehicles from roads every day
  • New orders outside Italy reach 90% year-to-date
  • Webuild and Connect 6ix consortium partners to deliver Rolling Stock, Systems, Operations and Maintenance (RSSOM) contract for new metro line
  • Webuild has a 65% stake valued at €450-million in civil works joint-venture
  • RSSOM package is the second sustainable mobility project for Webuild in Canada
  • Group continues to grow in strategic, low-risk markets with Italy at 10% of new orders and orders being finalized in 2022, Australia with 34%, Europe with 28% and North America with 14%. New orders outside Italy reach 90% year-to-date

(PRESS RELEASE) MILAN, 21-Nov-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Webuild SpA, an Italian industrial group specialised in the construction and civil engineering, formerly Salini Impregilo, has announced that the Group as part of the Connect 6ix consortium selected for the delivery of the Rolling Stock, Systems, Operations and Maintenance (RSSOM) for the Ontario Line, the new rapid transit line that will cross downtown Toronto, Canada. Webuild will have a stake of 65% valued at €450-million in the joint-venture that will do the civil works, and a 10% stake in the Connect 6ix project company.

The contract is the latest result of Webuild’s de-risking strategy. With its focus on core markets with low-risk profiles, the Group has generated 10% of new orders and those being finalized in Italy so far this year, 28% in Europe, 15% in North America and 34% in Australia. Webuild’s commercial activity is set to mark another positive year, following the results achieved in 2021. These new orders include complex projects that will have a major impact on the communities that they will serve, such as a road system between Bergen and the island of Sotra in Norway, the A303 Road near Stonehenge in the United Kingdom, and the Inland Rail project in Australia.

Commissioned by Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx, the RSSOM contract will be executed as a public-private partnership (PPP), and includes the design and construction of the rails for the tunnels of the Ontario Line, as well as the signaling, communications and safety systems. It also involves subsequent management and maintenance services. It is one of several contracts being awarded for the construction of the line, which will connect the Ontario Science Centre in the northeast of the city with Exhibition/Ontario Place in the southwest by the shore of Lake Ontario. The line, half of which will be underground, will be 15.6 kilometres long with 15 stations. It will have more than 40 connections to other metro lines, regional trains and bus services, increasing the options for sustainable mobility across the city.

A major transit project for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, the Ontario Line will put fast, reliable transit within walking distance of 227,500 residents. It will also bring benefits in terms of sustainability by helping eliminate up to 28,000 vehicles on its roads every day, reducing traffic congestion and CO2 emissions with 7.2 million litres less fuel consumed every year. The line is also expected to create thousands of jobs annually during its construction.

The RSSOM contract is the second sustainable mobility project being developed by Webuild in Canada. The Group also belongs to the Mobilinx consortium that is building the Hurontario light rail transit line near Toronto. It will run for 18 kilometres along Hurontario Street from Port Credit in the city of Mississauga to the Brampton Gateway Terminal in the city of Brampton.

Webuild has built more than 13,600 kilometres of rail and metro lines throughout the world. It recently delivered Perth Airport Line, formerly known as the Forrestfield-Airport Link, in Perth, Australia, a rail line connecting the eastern suburbs to the city centre via the airport. The Group is building the M4 Line in Milan between the city airport and the historic centre. It is also working on a section of Line 16 for the Grand Paris Express, the biggest sustainable mobility project in Europe.

Webuild, the new Group born in 2020 from Salini Impregilo, is a leading global player in the construction of large, complex projects for sustainable mobility (rail, metro, bridges, roads, ports), hydropower (dams, power plants), water (treatment and desalination plants, wastewater management, irrigation dams) and green buildings (civil and industrial buildings, airports, stadiums, hospitals). It supports clients in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) established by the United Nations. The Group ranks first in the world for the construction of infrastructure in the water sector. Since 2018, it is also among the top 10 companies by revenue generated from environmental services. Webuild is the expression of 116 years of engineering experience applied in 50 countries with 80,000 direct and indirect employees from more than 100 nationalities. Iconic projects, completed or under construction, include the M4 metro line in Milan, a section of Line 16 of the Grand Paris Express, Cityringen in Copenhagen, the viaduct and bridge for Sydney Metro Northwest in Australia, Red Line North Underground in Doha, Line 3 of Riyadh Metro and high-speed railways in Italy. Others include the Genova San Giorgio Bridge in Italy, the Long Beach International Gateway Bridge in Long Beach, California, the expansion of the Panama Canal, the Snowy 2.0 hydroelectric scheme in Australia, the Rogun hydroelectric dam in Tajikistan, the Anacostia River and Northeast Boundary hydraulic tunnels in Washington, D.C., and the Al Bayt 2022 World Cup stadium in Qatar. At June 30, 2022, the Group had a total order backlog amounting to more than €47 billion, with 90% of the construction backlog relating to projects linked to SDGs. Webuild, subject to direction and coordination by Salini Costruttori S.p.A., is headquartered in Italy and is listed on the Milan stock exchange (Borsa Italiana: WBD; Reuters: WBD.MI; Bloomberg: WBD:IM).

Media Relations
Gilles Castonguay
Tel +39 342 682 6321
email: gr.castonguay@webuildgroup.com

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email: a.karaj@webuildgroup.com

SOURCE: Webuild S.p.A.



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