ATCO has entered into a joint venture with a subsidiary of Bird Construction Inc. to design, engineer and construct a 4,500-person workforce accommodation centre, known as the Cedar Valley Lodge, in the Kitimat, B.C., area.
In a news release, ATCO said the facility will be built through its wholly-owned subsidiary ATCO Structures LNG Limited Partnership. It will house workers involved in the construction of LNG Canada’s natural gas liquefaction and export facility.
“The Bird-ATCO joint venture will execute a modular supply contract for 4,500 accommodation rooms for the Cedar Valley Lodge Project through a joint venture between ATCO and the Haisla Nation. Design and engineering for the project is currently underway, with construction commencement planned for spring 2019,” said ATCO.
“The project is one of the largest accommodation facilities ever built in Canada and will provide high quality amenities for the LNG Canada workforce. ATCO has executed several operational support services contracts and modular site accommodation projects within the Kitimat region. Since 2011, the company has operated a successful joint-venture partnership with the Haisla Nation, which will also benefit from the Cedar Valley Lodge project.”
Nancy Southern, chair and CEO of ATCO, said the company is proud to support this “crucially important energy infrastructure project in Canada, which is vital to the prosperity of our nation, and to build upon our proven track record of providing premier modular workforce housing solutions to LNG projects around the world.”
“Our long history of delivering major workforce housing projects throughout the world continues to position us well to support landmark infrastructure development in the years ahead,” she said.