Mott MacDonald, SNC-Lavalin JV wins Federal Way Link Extension contract


South County Transit Partners, a joint venture of Mott MacDonald and SNC-Lavalin, has won a contract from Sound Transit for the design-build project management of the Federal Way Link Extension project in Seattle, Washington.

The contract initially covers the pre-construction period up to the award of the design-build contract, known as Phase 1.

A 7.8-mile extension of a regional light rail line with three elevated stations, the Federal Way Link Extension project will be Sound Transit’s largest design-build contract to date, valued at $1bn.

Under the project, the regional light rail service will be extended from the Angle Lake Station to the Federal Way Transit Center.

New stations, to be constructed near Kent Des Moines Road, South 272nd Street, and the Federal Way Transit Center, are likely to be opened for service in 2024.

South County Transit Partners will support the process leading to the execution of the contract of Phase 1 of the project.

The joint venture is expected to provide project management services during design and construction for Phase 2 (design-build project management).

Mott MacDonald North America president and CEO Nick DeNichilo said: “This contract builds on the many years of solid design, project management, and construction management services that Mott MacDonald has provided to Sound Transit.

“We are pleased to be joining SNC-Lavalin in the latest phase of transit development in the Puget Sound region.”

Under the design-build project management contract, the services and responsibilities include resident engineering, project controls and scheduling, change management, technical support and inspection, and quality assurance and quality control.

SNC-Lavalin infrastructure president Ian Edwards said: “We are very proud to be working with Sound Transit to deliver the Federal Way Link Extension for the citizens and communities of the Central Puget Sound region.

“Our team is driven by a desire to shape the world we live in and improve people’s lives through sustainable, quality infrastructure. At SNC-Lavalin, we draw on our ability to address projects of any size, scale or complexity by using innovative solutions such as the ones used on our recent work expanding Vancouver’s SkyTrain system.”

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