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May 14, 2008 | General

EDMONTON — Edmonton Airports today announced the general contractor, sub-contractors and material suppliers for the $17 million apron expansion contract at Edmonton International Airport. Dufferin Construction Company will be the general contractor. A complete list of sub-contractors and material suppliers on the project is attached.

The selection of Dufferin was based on the completeness, reasonableness of pricing, and proposed construction schedule. Their bid price was approximately $1 million lower than the nearest competitor.

The project team consists of ten subcontractors, of which nine are based in Western Canada including seven from the Edmonton area. Materials for the contract are being purchased from eight different Alberta suppliers, seven of which are located in the Edmonton area.

“This contract is good news for the local sub-contractors and suppliers involved,” said Lloyd Ferguson, General Manager, Dufferin Construction Company. “Of the total contract value, we expect approximately 85%, or nearly $14 million, will spent directly in the Edmonton area.”

“When we initiated the Air Terminal Redevelopment Project, our company made a commitment to ensure that as much as possible of the $300 million capital investment in the community stayed within the Capital Region,” said Scott Clements, President and CEO, Edmonton Airports.

Work on the apron expansion project began on April 26, 1999 and is expected to be substantially complete on October 15, 1999 with the remainder to be finished in 2000. The contract involves the addition of approximately 100,000 square metres of apron area at a depth of 16 inches. This expansion will increase the total apron area by 57%. The new apron area will accommodate aircraft maneuvering and parking for the expanded Air Terminal Building.

Dufferin Construction Company is a heavy civil engineering contractor specializing in highway and airport construction, municipal reconstruction, subdivision servicing and commercial and industrial site servicing. Their company is based in Oakville, Ontario.

The apron expansion is part of the $131 million Phase 2 of the Air Terminal Redevelopment project at Edmonton International Airport scheduled for completion by fall 2000. Phase 2 also includes a substantial expansion of the existing terminal building to the southeast, a small extension of the north holdroom on the east side, and miscellaneous projects.