Aecon awarded $85 million contract for Vale Clean AER Project

The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2015

August 2, 2012
by Purchasing b2b staff

SUDBURY: Aecon Group Inc has been awarded an $85-million contract for site preparation and foundation construction for the Vale Clean AER (atmospheric emissions reduction) project in Sudbury.

Aecon’s contract covers the project’s first phase and includes construction of reinforced concrete foundations, pipe rack foundation and site preparation work for the process plant. Work also includes excavation and backfill for these structures.

Overall, the Vale Clean AER project will involve a complete retrofit of Vale’s smelter converter aisle, the construction of a new secondary baghouse and wet gas cleaning plant, a second acid plant and new material handling facilities to better prevent dust from entering the community.

The Vale Clean AER Project will see sulphur dioxide emissions at Vale’s smelter in Sudbury reduced by 70 percent from current levels, the company said, as well as dust and metals emissions reduced 35 to 40 percent. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2015.