Montreal Engineering Company

Montreal Engineering Company, later Monenco was a Canadian engineering services company operating in the energy and infrastructure utilities area.

Montreal Engineering Company Ltd.
after 1969
Monenco Inc.
IndustryUtility and civil engineering
FounderRoyal Securities Corporation[1]
SuccessorAGRA Monenco, AMEC

The company became an important player in North and Latin American,[2] and elsewhere, such as the feasibility study and design of the Diamer-Bhasha Dam,[3] and Jebba Hydroelectric Power Station respectively.[4] The company was also involved in the ill-fated World War 2 experiment Project Habakkuk.[5][6]


In 1907 a department of the Royal Securities Corporation with three staff members was spun out into the Montreal Engineering Company Ltd. In 1919 the company became part of the portfolio of financier Izaak Walton Killam whose expansion and acquisition of electrical utilities and other industrial concerns grew the company. After Killam's death in 1955 the company was bought by its senior employees.[1]

After 1964 the company diversified from its core electrical power business, it became a public company in 1969 and was renamed Monenco Inc..[1]

In 1992 the company was acquired by AGRA Inc. AGRA Monenco was subsequently acquired by AMEC in 2000.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "100 years of AMEC in Canada" (PDF). AMEC (Sustainability Performance Report 2007). 2 November 2021.
  2. ^ Ian Bushnell (1997). The Federal Court of Canada: a history, 1875–1992. University of Toronto Press. p. 240. ISBN 9780802042071.
  3. ^ "Diamer Basha Dam". WAPDA. Archived from the original on 2011-10-04. Retrieved 2011-07-09.
  4. ^ Sunday Ojeme, Bauchi (8 April 2011). "FG, Japan to sign N3.5bn power deal". The Punch.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ G. M. Williams (July 1972). "PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF FROZEN WOOD PULP" (PDF). National Research Council of Canada.
  6. ^ Francis E. McMurtrie (12 April 1946). "Strange Story of H.M.S. Habbakuk". The War Illustrated. 9 (230): 774.

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