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Sener participates as Independent Checker Engineer in the recently inaugurated Montreal REM, the city’s new automated light rail system


Sener, as ICE, verifies the correct fulfillment of the technical requirements for the design, execution, and regulations of the Réseau Express Metropolitain (REM) of Montreal, the most ambitious public transportation project carried out in the province of Quebec in the last 50 years.

The engineering and technology group Sener  is participating as Independent Checker Engineer (ICE) in the new Montreal REM (Réseau Express Metropolitain, REM), whose first segment between Brossard and Gare Centrale stations opened recently, on July 31. This 17 km South Shore section is served by 5 stations that will provide access from Brossard to downtown Montréal in under 18 minutes.

The Montreal REM is a new, 67 km integrated fully automated metro system, 18.2 Km of which is on elevated structures. It will be served by 26 stations (5 underground, 8 in viaduct and 13 on surface) connecting downtown Montréal, the South Shore, the West Island, the North Shore and Montréal–Trudeau airport. Currently under construction, REM is the largest public transport project in Québec in fifty years.

Sener, as the ICE, conducts an independent checking at the Contractor’s design to verify the compliance with the technical requirements of Design, and Construction defined in the Contract. Sener also verifies the compliance with the local applicable regulations, and accordingly, Sener produces certificates and a report of conformity.

CDPQ Infra (Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec) is responsible for the planning, financing, completion of the Montreal REM, and continue to build the rest of the CAD 6.9bn project supported by the Québec government and the Canadian government.

New Canadian milestone for Sener in the Rail & Transit sector

Sener strategic approach to the Canadian market focusses on offering real value to partners and clients through the provision of services regarding in Rail & Transit projects. By carrying out this strategy, currently Sener has a solid presence in the local market.

Sener has been involved in practically every rail and transit project developed in Canada in the last 10 years: Finch West LRT, Eglinton Crosstown West Extension, Ontario Line Civil South, Scarborough Subway Extension or the On-Corridor project in the Metrolinx Rapid Transit Program in Toronto; Confederation and Trillium Line in Ottawa, REM in Montreal, Valley Line in Edmonton, among others.

Ángel Ares, Senior VP of Sener in Canada, said: “at Sener, we feel ourselves as true protagonists in the improvement of mobility of people in major Canadian cities, especially here in Montreal, through the contribution of our technical knowledge and experience. It is a real pleasure to be part of these challenges faced by the country in the modernization and improvement of transportation infrastructure, and to see the extraordinary results. That means faster commute, less time in traffic and more money in people’s pockets as they trade their cars for a subway ticket”.

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