BBA, Winner of a Grand Prix du génie-conseil québécois

The firm wins a 'Leonard' prize in the Telecommunications and new technologies category

MONT-SAINT-HILAIRE, QC, March 26 /CNW Telbec/ - BBA, consulting engineering firm, was recognized during the eighth edition of the Grands Prix du génie-conseil québécois event organized by the Association des ingénieurs-conseils du Québec (AICQ) (Quebec's Association of consulting engineers) during which it was granted a 'Leonard' prize in the Telecommunications and new technologies category for its project related to the monitoring system of electrical networks.

The monitoring system of electrical networks, conducted on behalf of the Nuvolt Corporation is a joint research and development project that enabled the development of a system capable of identifying failures of an electrical network, analyzing its causes and providing solutions to operators. The innovative technological solution developed within the scope of this project generates much interest in the agriculture sector as well as from owners of commercial buildings and ships and investors.

Mr. Steeve Fiset, President and Chief Executive Officer of BBA declared: "Technological innovation is at the core of tomorrow's economy. BBA is proud to contribute its imaginative expertise to discerning clients such as Nuvolt Corporation and to have worked closely with the company to bring its projects into reality. BBA's theme: 'Engineering for a changing world' could not be more appropriate!"

In addition to the prize earned in the Telecommunications and new technologies category, BBA qualified as finalist in four other categories, namely: Energy, Building Mechanical - Electrical, Industry and Emerging consulting engineer.

About the Grands Prix of Québec Consulting Engineering

Created in 2003 by the Association of consulting engineers of Québec, the Grands Prix of Québec Consulting Engineering seek to promote best practices in project execution. The "Leonards", symbols of outstanding quality in engineering, are awarded each year to engineering consulting firms and project managers whose projects are examples to be followed in terms of design, execution and sustainable development. The evaluation criteria include the consulting engineer's intervention mode, his human resources management, the project's characteristics, its impact on the profession and the integration of sustainable development principles. For further information, please consult www.aicq.qc.ca.

About BBA

BBA is a Canadian consulting-engineering firm employing more than 400 employees. It provides engineering services supported by leading edge expertise specifically in the energy and mining and metallurgy 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

SOURCE BBA

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

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