Kiewit's journey with Canada began with a pipeline project during World War II, before Alaska was an oil-producing state. The project involved building a pipeline from Norman Wells, Northwest Territories, to Whitehorse, Yukon, to protect Alaska in case its oil supplies were cut off. Much of the equipment and supplies for the remote project had to be taken by barge up the Mackenzie River.
Other projects soon followed, and Kiewit established offices across Canada and remains an industry leader. Its on-time, on-budget reputation evolved from successfully completing large and challenging projects such as the LA-1 and LG-1 powerhouses in James Bay; Manic 5 hydropower complex marine excavation; Grand-Mère Powerhouse construction and infrastructure development for the Voisey’s Bay, Diavik and Raglan mines.
In recent years, Kiewit is known for successfully completing modern day marvels across Canada, including the Sea-to-Sky Highway in British Columbia, Autoroute 25 in Montreal and Vancouver’s 10-lane Port Mann Bridge — the widest bridge in the world.