Posted: Jan 22, 2009, 2:01 PM
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How many Ottawa Projects will be included in federal infrastructure program?
Here is an interesting article from Edmonton. 3 Ottawa projects are listed, the Montfort Hospital expansion, the Museum of Nature reconstruction and Highway 7 expansion.
Alberta boasts more projects atop infrastructure list than other provinces
By Mike De Souza, Canwest News ServiceJanuary 13, 2009
Anthony Henday Drive construction, at a cost $1.42 billion this year, rounds out the top 10 on a list of Canada's biggest infrastructure projects for 2009.
Photograph by: Ed Kaiser, The Journal, file, Canwest News ServiceThe energy and transportation sectors are on top of a new ranking of Canada's biggest infrastructure projects for 2009 that estimates $61 billion in public and private capital investments will soon be pumped into the country's economy for construction.
The ranking of the top 100 infrastructure projects, obtained by Canwest News Service, shows a wide range of multimillion- and multibillion-dollar projects, with more than a third scheduled to be completed in 2009. Overall, Alberta had the most projects in the top 25, followed by British Columbia. Ontario also had the most projects overall, with 41, including 15 hospital or health-care facility expansions.
A proposed $6.5-billion Hydro-Quebec power-generating complex on the Romaine River north of the Gulf of St. Lawrence is the biggest project in the list. The ranking will be published Wednesday by ReNew Canada, an infrastructure magazine.
The maintenance and refurbishing of the Bruce Power nuclear complexes in Kincardine, Ont., on Lake Huron, are next on the list with an estimated $5.25 billion in capital spending, followed by another Hydro-Quebec project, estimated at $5 billion, on the Rupert River near James Bay.
Mira Shenker, editor of ReNew Canada, said the list provides a glimpse of Canada's massive infrastructure gap. Shenker said there are many projects that won't make it onto a list that already includes $61 billion in estimated spending.
"There's so much more that either is going on or needs to be going on, and so much more capital that needs to be poured into infrastructure renewal," she said in an interview Monday.
The $2.63-billion expansion of the Toronto subway system stands at No. 4 on the list, followed by construction of a new $2-billion Enbridge Inc. pipeline from Alberta to Wisconsin.
A $2-billion rapid transit line in Vancouver stands at No. 6.
Shenker said that B.C. probably appears to be getting more large projects compared to its ranking in previous years because of the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in 2010. She added that some other provinces in the eastern part of the country are also spending massive amounts on individual projects to fix crumbling roads and bridges.
"They're not flashy, and they wouldn't make a list like this, but they're certainly important, (and) maybe more important in some ways," she said.
Canadian municipalities have estimated they need at least $123 billion to bring their existing infrastructure, including roads, sewers and public transit, up to acceptable levels.
The list was the fourth edition of the top 100 ranking produced by ReNew Canada and Colbourne Communications following consultations with industry stakeholders.
INFRASTRUCTURE TOP 100
Hydroelectric Complex Project: A construction project to build four new Hydro Quebec generating stations with a total capacity of about 1,500 megawatts in a region north of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The environmental assessment was referred to a panel, but construction was slated to begin in mid-2009, lasting about 10 years. Capital cost: $6.5 billion.
2 Bruce A Nuclear Generating Station Restart: Major main-tenance and refurbishing to restart units at nuclear power station on the shores of Lake Huron in Ontario. Capital cost: $5.25 billion.
3 Eastmain-1-A/ Sarcelle/Rupert Project: New Hydro Quebec project expected to generate 893 megawatts of power, enough electricity for half a million homes. Construction is scheduled to finish by 2012. Capital cost: $5 billion
4 Spadina Subway Extension: An expansion of the Toronto subway system, adding six new stations over a 8.6-kilometre span under-ground. Construction is slated to begin in April 2009, and slated for completion in 2015. Capital cost: $2.63 billion
5 Alberta Clipper Project: New 1,600-kilometre pipeline owned by Enbridge that would run from Alberta to Wisconsin. The project is expected to be completed in 2009. Capital cost: $2 billion
6Canada Line: A 20-kilometre North-South rapid transit line in Vancouver, scheduled for completion in 2009. Capital cost: $2 billion
7 Port Mann/Highway 1 Project: Construction to widen a 37-kilometre stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway linking Vancouver with the rest of British Columbia, including the replacement of a major bridge crossing over the Fraser River. Capital cost: $1.6 billion
8 Keephills 3 Generating Plant: Epcor and TransAlta will build and operate this coal-fired power plant in Alberta that is expected to be more efficient and produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions than existing plants, which are expected to close in 2010. Capital cost: $1.6 billion
9 Autoroute 30: A long-awaited beltway around Montreal. Two sections of the highway remain to be completed, including one section that will be operated as a public-private partnership. Capital cost: $1.5 billion.
10 Edmonton Ring Road, Anthony Henday Drive NW: Construction of this route is expected to be completed in the fall of 2011. It includes a 21-kilometre stretch of road with four to six lanes and 29 bridge structures. Capital cost: $1.42 billion
11. International Facilities Project. Capital cost: $1.3 billion. Calgary.
12. Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station Refurbishment. Estimated project spending: $1.4 billion. Point Lepreau, N.B.
13. Edmonton International Airport Expansion. Capital cost: $1.1 billion.
14. Niagara Tunnel Project. Capital cost $985 million. Niagara Falls, Ont.
15. Edmonton Clinic North at University of Alberta. Capital cost: $909 million. Edmonton.
16. Golden Ears Bridge. Capital cost: $808 million. Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, Surrey and Langley, B.C.
17. Prince Rupert Port Expansion (Phase 2). Capital cost: $770 million. Prince Rupert, B.C.
18. Canaport LNG Terminal. Capital cost: $750 million. Saint John, N.B.
19. Portlands Energy Centre (PEC). Capital cost: $730 million. Toronto.
20. West LRT Line. Capital cost: $700 million. Calgary.
21. Alberta Schools Alternative Procurement (ASAP). Capital cost: $643 million. Calgary and Edmonton.
22. Woodstock General Hospital. Capital cost: $685 million. Woodstock, Ont.
23. Chute-Allard et des Rapides-des-coeurs. Capital cost: $680 million. Saint-Maurice River, Que.
24. Red River Floodway Expansion. Capital cost: $665 million. Winnipeg.
25. East Toba and Montrose Run of River Project. Capital cost: $660 million ($500 million in construction costs). Powell River, B.C.
26. Calgary Ring Road, Stoney Trail NE. Capital Cost: $650 million. Calgary.
27. New Data Centre Project. Capital cost: $650 million. Toronto region.
28. Edmonton Remand Centre. Capital cost: $620 million. Edmonton.
29. Interior to Lower Mainland Transmission Project. Capital cost: $602 million. British Columbia.
30. Bruce to Milton Power Line. Capital cost: $600 million. Toronto.
31. Seymour-Capilano Water Utility Projects. Capital cost: $600 million. Vancouver.
32. Sea-to-Sky Highway Improvement Project. Capital cost: $600 million. Vancouver.
33. Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport Redevelopment. Project cost: $585 million. Winnipeg.
34. 2010 Winter Olympics (Southeast False Creek/Vancouver's Olympic Village, and Whistler's Olympic Village.) Project cost: $580 million. Vancouver and Whistler, B.C.
35. North Bay Regional Health Centre. Capital cost: $551 million. North Bay, Ont.
36. Harrison Hydro Project. Capital cost: $500 million. British Columbia.
37. Wolfe Island Wind Project. Capital cost: $450 million. Wolfe Island, Ont.
38. William Osler Health Centre. Capital cost: $450 million. Brampton, Etobicoke and Georgetown, Ont.
39. Kelowna and Vernon Hospitals Project. Capital cost: $432.9 million. Kelowna and Vernon, B.C.
40. Calgary Ring Road, Stoney Trail NW. Capital cost: $430 million. Calgary.
41. Sault Area Hospital. Capital cost: $408 million. Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
42. Sydney Tar Ponds Cleanup. Capital cost: $400 million. Sydney, N.S.
43. Durham Consolidated Courthouse. Capital cost: $334 million. Oshawa, Ont.
44. Halifax Harbour Cleanup. Capital cost: $330 million. Halifax.
45. Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science, University of Alberta (PHASE 2). Capital cost: $312 million. Edmonton.
46. Deltaport Third Berth Project. Capital cost: $300 million. Vancouver.
47. Foothills Medical Centre McCaig Tower. Capital cost: $300 million. Calgary.
48. Union Station Signalling Contract. Capital Cost: $280 million. Toronto, Ont.
49. Peter Lougheed Centre. Capital cost: $260 million. Calgary.
50. Glenmore and Bearspaw Water Treatment Plants Upgrade. Capital cost: $235 million. Calgary.
51. South LRT Extensions. Capital cost: $228 million. Edmonton.
52. Nanaimo Centre Project/Vancouver Island Conference Centre. Capital cost: $220 million. Nanaimo, B.C.
53. Bluewater Health. Capital cost: $214 million. Sarnia, Ont.
54. London Health Sciences Centre North Toronto. Capital cost: $212 million. London, Ont.
55. Autoroute 25 Expansion. Capital cost: $210 million. Montreal.
56. Residential Care and Assisted Capacity Initiative. Capital cost: $210 million. Vancouver Island, B.C.
57. Montreal Port Expansion Phase 1. Capital cost: $200 million. Montreal.
58. Cariboo Connector. Capital cost: $200 million. Prince George, B.C.
59. Pitt River Bridge and Mary Hill Exchange. Capital cost: $198 million. Port Coquitlam, B.C.
60. Henderson General Hospital Redevelopment. Capital cost: $198 million. Hamilton.
61. The Rivers District Community Revitalization Project. Capital cost: $192.5 million. Calgary.
62. Edmonton Clinic South at University of Alberta. Capital cost: $185 million. Edmonton.
63. Royal Alberta Museum. Capital cost: $180 million. Edmonton.
64. Hospital Montfort. Capital cost: $173 million. Ottawa.
65. East Windsor Cogeneration Centre (EWCC). Capital cost: $170 million. Windsor, Ont.
66. Queen Elizabeth Way Widening. Capital cost: $167 million. St. Catharines, Ont.
67. The Credit Valley Hospital Phase 2. Capital cost: $162.8 million. Mississauga, Ont.
68. Filmport. Capital cost: $160 million. Toronto.
69. Corus Building. Capital cost: $160 million. Toronto.
70. Ashbridges Bay Treatment Plant Odour Control. Capital cost: $160 million. Toronto.
71. Colchester Regional Hospital. Capital cost: $155 million. Truro, N.S.
72. Canadian Museum of Nature. Capital cost: $152 million. Ottawa.
73. St. John's Harbour Cleanup. Capital cost: $144 million. St. John's, N.L.
74. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Capital cost: $142 million. Toronto.
75. Kingston General Hospital. Capital cost: $142 million. Kingston.
76. Algoma Steel Cogeneration Facility. Capital cost: $135 million. Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
77. Kicking Horse Canyon Phase 3. Capital cost: $135 million. Golden, B.C.
78. Deh Cho Bridge. Capital cost: $132 million. Fort Providence, N.W.T.
79. Sudbury Regional Hospital. Capital cost: $131.9 million. Sudbury, Ont.
80. Queenston-Lewiston Bridge Crossing. Capital cost: $130 million. Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont.
81. Windsor Gateway Project. Capital cost: $128 million. Windsor, Ont.
82. Nova Scotia Community College. Capital cost: $123 million. Halifax.
83. Marriott Hotel -- Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport. Capital cost: $120 million. Montreal.
84. Northwest LRT Extension. Capital cost: $120 million. Calgary.
85. Queen's University, Queen's Centre Phase 1. Capital cost: $115 million. Kingston, Ont.
86. Ottawa Hospital Regional Cancer Program. Capital cost: $113 million. Ottawa.
87. Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. Capital cost: $112.1 million. Toronto.
88. Peace Canyon Turbine Upgrade. Capital cost: $112 million. Hudson Hope, B.C.
89. Highway 7 Expansion. Capital cost: $106 million. Ottawa.
90. Trillium Health Centre. Capital cost: $104.1 million. West Toronto and Mississauga, Ont.
91. Twinning of TransCanada Highway. Capital cost: $100 million. Banff, Alta.
92. Britannia Mine Remediation Project. Capital cost: $99 million. Britannia Beach, B.C.
93. Roy McMurtry Youth Centre. Capital cost: $93.2 million. Brampton, Ont.
94. Boundary Bay Airport Redevelopment. Capital cost: $90 million. Vancouver.
95. David Braley Cardiac, Vascular and Stroke Research Institute. Capital cost: $90 million. Hamilton.
96. George Brown Waterfront Campus. Capital cost: $90 million. Toronto.
97. Lakeshore West Rail Corridor Improvements. Capital cost: $88 million. Mississauga, Ont.
98. York Archives. Capital cost: $85 million. Toronto.
99. George M. Shrum Generating Facility. Capital cost: $78 million. Hudson Hope, B.C.
100. Mica Generator Improvements. Capital cost: $77 million. Revelstoke, B.C.
Source: ReNew Canada Top 100 Infrastructure projects in 2009
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