Bechtel | December 09, 2021
Bechtel, one of the world's most respected engineering, construction and project management companies, has been selected as the delivery partner for Metrolinx' Ontario Line in Toronto, a vital part of plans to create a more connected regional transit system.
Bechtel, with sub-vendors Bantrel Co. and Comtech Group Inc, will provide resources, experience, and knowledge in preparation for the construction of the 15.6 kilometer (9.7 miles) rapid transit line through the city of Toronto. The Ontario Line will be the first new subway line project in 50 years with Bechtel bringing its expertise of working in similar urban environments to better maximize opportunities for contractors to deliver the project and engage with community and industry stakeholders to address construction concerns.
"Bechtel is extremely pleased to have been selected by Metrolinx as their delivery partner for the Ontario Line in Toronto,Our team will bring considerable experience and lessons learned from similar recent roles around the world to help establish a collaborative integrated project team with the client and its other consultants and contractors. We look forward to the challenges and excitement of this historic project."
-Kelvin Sims, Bechtel general manager, Infrastructure Americas.
The project will require a mix of surface, elevated, and underground tracks to bring transit to more communities and will travel through dozens of vibrant neighborhoods.
"The Ontario Line will be part of a truly integrated transit network that will make getting around the city and the entire region easier and more intuitive,Teams across Metrolinx are excited for this important project which will lift communities up and make them more successful and sustainable as the city grows."
-Malcolm McKay, Ontario Line program sponsor for Metrolinx.
The northern terminus will be located near the Science Centre and a critical connection to the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit line. The project's southern terminus will be at or near Exhibition Place and Ontario Place along the City's waterfront. The project includes 15 stations, six interchanges with other modes of transit, passenger pick-ups and drop off areas, and a maintenance and storage facility. The current anticipated completion of the project is end of 2030.
Bechtel is a trusted engineering, construction and project management partner to industry and government. Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customers' objectives to create a lasting positive impact. Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world's infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place.Bechtel serves the Energy; Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; and Mining & Metals markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations. www.bechtel.com
Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. M & E Engineering Consultants | May 20, 2021
M & E Engineering Consultants has been acquired by Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc., a global provider of forensic engineering and technical consulting services. The company is also strategically positioned to provide for its global customer base with increased capabilities in Mechanical, Electrical, and Life Safety areas, with more than 90 offices and 950 employees.
“At Rimkus, we're on a journey to expand our practice areas and teams from inside while still taking advantage of acquisition opportunities. Our international client base requires experts who can combine technical expertise with excellent project management to help them achieve their goals. “The addition of M & E Engineering Consultants to our team will enhance our expertise in core service areas while maintaining the high standards that our clients have come to expect from Rimkus,” said Curtis Brown, Chairman and Executive Director of Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.
“M & E Engineering Consultants brings to our firm a deep, 40-year history of engineering practice in Ontario, and we couldn't be more pleased to have them join the Rimkus family. Our growth policy is closely aligned with their market leadership and reputation for client success. Our teams are well-positioned for long-term success, with the potential to easily expand and fulfill our clients' mechanical, electrical, and life safety requirements,” said Robert Kocher, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.
“We're excited to be joining the Rimkus team, another industry pioneer with similar skills and a dedication to doing the same high-quality work we look for in a partner. M & E Engineering Consultants' Ed Porasz said, "We're excited to put our strategic insights, backed by Rimkus' resources and growing network, to offer even more industry-leading consulting services and options to our customer base."
About Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.
Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. is a forensic consulting and technical services provider to insurance companies, law firms, corporations, and government entities around the world. Rimkus provides customers in claim and dispute resolution, restoration design services, property risk evaluations, and due diligence property condition assessments, among other things. The company's team of experienced engineers, architects, scientists, and technical experts has been recognized by the local, national, and international business community for its commitment to service excellence for more than 35 years. Rimkus has over 90 branches in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
About M & E Engineering Consultants
M & E Engineering Ltd. is an employee-owned consulting engineering company with over 40 years of experience in Ontario. For commercial, hospitality, multi-residential, institutional, and industrial uses, M & E specializes in offering comprehensive Mechanical, Electrical, and Life Safety consulting services to architects, building owners, structural consultants, and tenants. Every year, our professional team at M & E delivers successful projects for our clients in Ontario, throughout Canada, the United States, and Europe, ranging from detailed new construction and retrofit designs, problem investigation, energy audits, and building condition assessments on hundreds of buildings.
ReTo Eco-Solutions, Inc. | August 20, 2021
ReTo Eco-Solutions, Inc. a provider of technology solutions for the improvement of ecological environments, today announced that the Company, through its wholly owned subsidiary ReTo Mingsheng (Changjiang) Environmental Building Materials Co., Ltd., has entered comprehensive construction stage of a new iron tailings project (the "Project") in the Hainan Province. In an effort to recycle reusable solid waste, the Project carries a three-million-ton treatment capacity, in which the resulting product is expected to yield approximately RMB 280 million (approximately US$43.7 million) annual sales when production completes.
The design team, supervision team and construction team are currently stationing at the construction site and part of the Project has already been successfully completed. Specifically, as of the end of June 2021, the basic engineering design and construction of the factory building has been completed, including the leveling of the workshop area, the excavation of the workshop foundation, and the pouring of the foundation beams. The next stage will be to start the construction of the factory building and ground equipment foundation. The construction is expected to be completed by the end of September or early October this year.
As previously disclosed in press release on June 23, 2021, ReTo will design, build and manage a facility in the Hainan Province and this latest project will carry out the largest volume of iron tailings in Hainan. ReTo was selected by the local government because of its patented technology that enables the implementation and management of iron tailings secondary sorting, selection and use of iron ore, as well as its expertise in recycling the remaining ore and processing it into environmentally friendly building materials. The Company expects to generate RMB131 million of gross profit from the Project.
Mr. Hengfang Li, ReTo's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We have been in the leader in the eco-environmental protection industry in the past decade, and the establishment and implementation of the Project has further improved our reputation in the industry tremendously. We will provide comprehensive recycling and reuse solutions to reduce destruction caused by waste to nature and eco-environment surrounding people's lives. This project will also demonstrate our concept of 'Ecology Improved by Technology,' which entails one-stop integrated solid waste utilization and ecological management strategy. We expect to create a better living environment for the Hainan residents."
About ReTo Eco-Solutions, Inc.
Founded in 1999, ReTo, through its proprietary technologies, systems and solutions, is striving to bring clean water and fertile soil to communities worldwide. The Company offers a full range of products and services, ranging from the production of environmentally-friendly construction materials, environmental protection equipment, and manufacturing equipment used to produce environmentally-friendly construction materials, to project consulting, design, and installation for the improvement of ecological environments, such as ecological soil restoration through solid waste treatment.