BBA, Winner at the Grands Prix du génie-conseil québécois

The firm wins a 'Leonard' prize in the Telecommunications and New Technologies category for the second consecutive year

MONT-SAINT-HILAIRE, QC, April 1 /CNW Telbec/ - The 9th edition of the Leonard gala evening was held yesterday at the Montreal Science Centre.  Again this year, BBA stood out by being awarded a 'Leonard' prize in the Telecommunications and New Technologies category for its project related to the Implementation of North American National Centres for the Control and Management of Electrical Power carried out on behalf of Brookfield Renewable Power Inc.

This project consisted of implementing two National Control Centres comprising 150 electric power plants, more than 350 alternator groups and as many regulation works (dams, sluice gates, control valves) in five American states and three Canadian provinces while also standardizing their operating practices.

Mr. Steeve Fiset, President and Chief Executive Officer of BBA declared:  "We are very pleased to have received this award for the delivery of a highly complex and strategic project.  At BBA, continuous innovation and contributing added value to the projects of our clients is at the heart of our daily activities.  This prize recognizes the work of an outstanding team who worked intensely with our long standing partner, Brookfield Renewable Power, to the success of this project."

During the evening, 11 Leonard prizes were awarded to principal contractors and consulting-engineering firms. Overall, 38 projects reflecting the expertise and know-how of Quebec engineering were presented in various categories.

About BBA

BBA is a Canadian consulting-engineering firm employing more than 600 employees.  It provides engineering services supported by leading edge expertise specifically in the Energy, Mining and Metallurgy as well as in Petrochemical fields.  BBA stands out in the engineering environment by its unique delivery of integrated services combining technical operation expertise and commissioning.  The Company's head office is located at Mont-Saint-Hilaire, near Montreal and operates offices in Montreal, Vancouver and Labrador City. www.bba.ca

About the Grands Prix du génie-conseil québécois

Created in 2003 by the Association des ingénieurs-conseils du Québec, the Grands Prix du génie-conseil québécois aim to promote the best project delivery practices.  Assessment criteria include the intervention mode favoured by the consulting engineer, human resources management, project characteristics, impact on the profession, and integration of sustainable development principles.  For complete details about the contest and projects submitted, consult www.aicq.qc.ca/grands-prix

SOURCE BBA

For further information:

Manon St-Arnaud, BBA
(450) 464-2111, extension 2390
manon.st-arnaud@bba.ca

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