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New major highway contract for LafargeHolcim in Canada

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Worth over CAD100 million, LafargeHolcim has been awarded an infrastructure contract as part of a major highway improvement project in Vancouver, Canada. The Highway 1 area is a vital local, regional, and provincial corridor for people, services, and goods.

Awarded by the British Colombia Ministry of Transportation, LafargeHolcim will be the prime contractor on the project, offering an integrated solution that builds on its expertise in supporting challenging infrastructure projects. The contract will allow the company to strengthen the contracting portion of its Solutions and Products segment.

Building on several products and services, LafargeHolcim has developed an integrated solution for the Highway 1 project. Produced by turning construction and demolition waste into new materials, recycled aggregates will prevent more than 200 000 t of waste from ending up in landfills. Additionally, the use of a supplementary cementitious material that enhances the desired properties of concrete will ensure the long-term durability of the highway. The company also uses sensors within the structural walls of the interchanges, which monitor the complete concrete pour, further improving quality and reliability. The use of the sensors also reduces construction time, due to improved formwork stripping.

Through the leveraging of its logistics network in the area, including several marine assets, the company also provides an efficient and environmentally-friendly solution, moving materials by barge and thereby limiting trucking to the job site.

“We are excited to be providing general contracting services on this important infrastructure upgrade, which is the largest general contracting project managed by LafargeHolcim in North America,” said René Thibault, LafargeHolcim’s Region Head of North America. “We were able to offer a comprehensive solution for one of the most suitable road projects in Canada. It illustrates our expertise in construction, leveraging a network of experts across many countries who are able to address solutions from paving to soil treatments and sustainable recycling techniques.”

It is expected that the contract will be completed in 2021.

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