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InfraCore, CMSI agreement brings FRP infrastructure projects to Canada

CMSI to design, manufacture and install traffic, pedestrian and golf FRP bridges via InfraCore’s composite technologies for more sustainable, permanent structures.
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InfraCore and CMSI license agreement signing.

Photo Credit: InfraCore.

On April 13 InfraCore B.V. (Rotterdam, Netherlands) and CMSI Inc. (Edmonton, Calif., U.S.) reported the signing of a license agreement to bring fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) composite bridge solutions using InfraCore’s patented and robust load-bearing FRP structure technology to the Canadian market.

The long-distance signing ceremony was witnessed by Mr. Prasad Panda, Minister of Infrastructure for the Alberta/Canadian government and by Mrs. Ines Coppoolse, Ambassador of The Netherlands to Canada. Representing their countries, both individuals emphasized the importance of this ambitious cooperation.

Through this agreement, and in line with its corporate strategy, CMSI will design, manufacture and install permanent traffic, pedestrian and golf bridge solutions to federal, provincial and municipal parks and private road infrastructure projects across Canada. In addition to the permanent infrastructure, a new modular FRP/steel hybrid temporary bridge will offer an innovative solution to a wide range of industrial sectors, including utilities, oil and gas, forestry, military and emergency response in Canada and around the world.  

It is noted that the bridges are to be designed and manufactured featuring InfraCore technology and will provide public and private infrastructure projects a sustainable option to conventional products, enabling governments and companies to reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs) and assist them in meeting their sustainability targets.

Further, CMSI’s manufacturing process will reportedly broaden Alberta’s advanced manufacturing ecosystem and contribute to the development and implementation of innovative technology and automation to the Canadian economy. CMSI expects to add up to 30 full-time positions in Alberta during the first year of the agreement.  

InfraCore has also recently expanded its manufacturing partnership with Sustainable Infrastructure Systems (SIS, Adelaide, Australia).

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