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Riley named project manager for Fort McMurray airport exansion

The Fort McMurray Airport Authority announced that Clark Riley has been hired by SNC-Lavalin to be the Project Manager for the Fort McMurray International Airport expansion.

July 27, 2015  By Fort McMurray International Airport

Riley brings with him seven years of experience working as the owner’s representative for such local projects as the MacDonald Island Redevelopment Project and the newly opened MacDonald Island Park Sports Stadium, Shell Place.  

Scheduled to begin construction in 2016, the $75 million airport expansion will include an expansion of the main terminal building and North terminal apron, and an extension of the main runway. Two new general aviation taxiways will also be built, as well as an emergency crosswind runway. Collectively, these enhancements will help Fort McMurray International Airport to increase capacity and efficiency, by improving the flow of passengers and goods.

SNC-Lavalin is one of the leading engineering and construction groups in the world, and a key player in the development, ownership and management of infrastructure. SNC-Lavalin is acknowledged for its world-class technical expertise and its services, including design, project and construction management, procurement and operations and maintenance – all delivered locally to clients anywhere in the world though its extensive network of offices, partners and suppliers.

The Government of Canada identified the Fort McMurray International Airport Expansion project for funding consideration of up to $25 million under the National Infrastructure Component of the New Building Canada Fund. Through the $4-billion National Infrastructure Component of the New Building Canada Fund, the Government of Canada is providing financial support for projects with far-reaching benefits. The Fund supports infrastructure of national significance that has a strong impact on Canada’s competitiveness, productivity and economic well-being.



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