Calgary, AB,

City of Calgary celebrates groundbreaking for Stoney Compressed Natural Gas Bus Storage and Transit Facility

The City of Calgary today celebrated a groundbreaking event for the Stoney Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Bus Storage and Transit Facility.

The new 44,300 square metre facility will provide storage and maintenance space for Calgary Transit’s new fleet of CNG buses as well as diesel buses that are currently stored outside the City’s other bus garages. The complex will be capable of housing a minimum of 424 buses, 36 maintenance bays, two steam cleaning bays, on-site compressed natural gas fuelling infrastructure, and associated staff facilities.

“This is a great day for Calgarians as construction begins on this important transit facility,” said Mayor Naheed Nenshi. “I’m excited about the economic impact the construction of this facility will bring to the city, and the permanent jobs created with the operation and maintenance of this bus storage and transit facility.”

Located in the Stoney industrial area in north-central Calgary, it initially provides diesel bus operations, recognizing the transition period needed to introduce CNG buses into Transit’s fleet.

Capital cost for this project is approximately $174 million. The Federal Government, through PPP Canada, has committed to an investment of up to $48.4 million towards the construction of this facility.

The City has signed a fixed price agreement with Plenary Infrastructure Calgary LP to design, build, finance and maintain the Stoney Transit Facility. Plenary Infrastructure was chosen after extensive evaluations following an open, fair and competitive procurement process.

Plenary Infrastructure Calgary LP is a consortium of Plenary Group (Canada) Ltd. and PCL Investments Canada Inc. Other team members include PCL Construction Management Inc. (design – builder), AECOM Canada Ltd. (lead designer), and Johnson Controls Canada LP (facilities management).

“With a consortium comprised primarily of Canadian and local companies, Plenary Infrastructure is thrilled to be delivering this interesting and historic project,” said Dan Wurst, Vice President of Plenary Group. “We look forward to a long-term partnership with the City of Calgary as we work together over4 the next 30-plus years.”

Once the facility has been constructed and is operational, Plenary Infrastructure Calgary LP will receive a substantial completion payment, followed by a series of monthly payments from the City over a 30-year period. The monthly payments will cover janitorial services, routine facility and landscape maintenance, as well as major maintenance and rehabilitation of the facility for the duration of the 30-year contract. City staff will continue to service and maintain the buses.

The facility is to be certified LEED Gold, efficient in energy consumption and providing a safe and healthy work environment for staff that use the facility.

Earth work construction has started with the completion of the facility scheduled for early 2019.

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