Davis LLP Closes $2.1 Billion Light Rail Transit System Project in Ottawa

February 27, 2013

On February 12, 2013, the City of Ottawa and the Rideau Transit Group Partnership, of which SNC-Lavalin, ACS Infrastructure and EllisDon are partners, achieved commercial and financial close to design, build, finance and maintain the Confederation Line, the City of Ottawa’s first light rail transit system.

The estimated $2.1 billion Confederation Line is the biggest capital undertaking in the City of Ottawa’s history. The project involves the construction of a 12.5 km guideway, 10 above-ground stations, three underground stations and a 2.5 km tunnel beneath the downtown core, as well as the widening of Highway 417, the supply of light rail transit vehicles, and the construction of a maintenance and storage facility. This landmark project is expected to provide significant economic and environmental benefits to the nation’s capital. Work on the project will commence in the spring of 2013.

Davis LLP acted for the Rideau Transit Group Partnership with a team that was co-led by Andrew Burton and Ian Bendell, and included Mitchell Mostyn, Elizabeth Mayer, Eric Belli-Bivar, Ali Owaisi, Lindsay Krauss, and Jonathan Gilhen.