Calian selected by SNC-Lavalin PAE to support Government of Canada’s mobile respiratory care units

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Ontario Construction News staff writer

Calian Group Ltd. has been awarded a contract by SNC-Lavalin PAE Joint Venture to support the delivery of up to ten 100-bed Mobile Respiratory Care Units (MRCUs) for the Government of Canada’s pandemic response efforts.

The partnership is deploying turnkey MRCUs intended for various locations across the country. The easily storable, accessible and transportable MRCUs are self-sufficient units that will provide targeted care for persons with acute respiratory disease and distress.

In the project’s first phase, Calian’s health team is coordinating the procurement and delivery of material, supplies and expertise in support of the MRCUs.

In partnership with Medline Canada, Calian is supporting 100-bed MRCUs that include a triage area, evaluation area, resuscitation bays, inpatient ward, intensive care unit, diagnostic imaging, and laboratory materiel.

The contract value for the project’s first phase is expected to be between $22 million and $26 million, depending on demand. Project delivery on the first phase is expected during Calian’s third and fourth quarters.

“This important project provides the Government of Canada with additional medical flexibility to help protect Canadians and provide additional surge capacity when and where needed,” said Gordon McDonald, vice-president, health at Calian.

“The Calian Health team is privileged to contribute to the response efforts and ultimately help increase Canada’s response capabilities during this devastating pandemic.”

“In an enduring 17-year partnership supporting the Canadian Armed Forces on deployed operations in Bosnia, Kabul and Kandahar in Afghanistan, and currently in Iraq and Kuwait, it is an honour and privilege to leverage the significant experience, capabilities and resources of SNC-Lavalin and PAE in serving Canadians at home,” added Robert Spencer, president and general manager, SNC-Lavalin PAE Inc.

Calian employs over 3,400 people in its delivery of diverse products and solutions for private sector, government and defence customers in North American and global markets. The Company’s diverse capabilities are delivered through four segments: Advanced Technologies, Health, Learning and Information Technology.

The Advanced Technologies segment provides innovative products, technologies and manufacturing services and solutions for the space, communications, defence, nuclear, government and agriculture sectors.

The Health segment manages a network of more than 1,800 health care professionals delivering primary care and occupational health services to public and private sector clients across Canada.

“Collaboration, flexibility and innovation are key in this global response,” said Kevin Ford, President and CEO, Calian. “At Calian we have a solid track record with government and the private sector of providing innovative solutions for high-expectation industries. I am honoured that Calian’s exceptional team is a partner in this critical project to support readiness and help protect Canadians against this global health threat.”

For 65 years, PAE has tackled the world’s toughest challenges to deliver agile and steadfast solutions to the U.S. government and its allies. With a global workforce of more than 20,000 on all seven continents and in approximately 60 countries, PAE delivers a broad range of operational support services.

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