Deals this week: International Road Dynamics, Aveng Grinaker-LTA-Strabag JV


Quarterhill subsidiary International Road Dynamics (IRD) has received a C$1.95m ($1.55m) contract to supply four commercial vehicle pre-screening stations to the Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure (MHI) in Canada.

As part of the contract, IRD will supply and install an integrated system using bending plate weigh-in-motion (WIM) scales with licence plate readers and cameras on the Regina Bypass road in Saskatchewan, Canada. 

The pre-screening stations will help the Saskatchewan MHI control overweight commercial vehicles and preserve the highway infrastructure. 

"Upon completion of construction in 40 months, the structure will become the world’s longest main span balanced cantilever bridge."

A joint venture (JV) of Aveng Grinaker-LTA and Strabag will construct the 1.1km-long Mtentu bridge in South Africa under a ZAR1.63bn ($125m) contract awarded by the South African National Roads Agency SOC (SANRAL).

The bridge is part of the N2 Wild Coast road (N2WC) project. Upon completion of construction in 40 months, the structure will become the world’s longest main span balanced cantilever bridge.

The bridge will improve travel times for heavy freight by three hours between Durban and East London in Eastern Cape.