SNC-Lavalin acquires Spectrol Energy Services Inc.



    MONTREAL, May 14, 2009 /CNW Telbec/ - SNC-Lavalin is pleased to announce
that it has acquired the engineering and technical services firm Spectrol
Energy Services Inc. of St. John's Newfoundland and Labrador.
    Spectrol has approximately 75 employees with expertise that includes
inspection, quality, asset integrity, maintenance and reliability engineering
for the oil and gas industry and other natural resource sectors.
    "We are pleased to welcome Spectrol to the SNC-Lavalin team," said Jean
Beaudoin, Executive Vice-President, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. in charge of its
global chemicals and petroleum operations. "This acquisition complements and
enhances our existing resources in St John's. SNC-Lavalin now has over 200
engineering staff permanently there, and hence we are well positioned locally
to execute significant portions of engineering, procurement, construction
(EPC) projects."
    "This is a great day for Spectrol and its employees," said Bill Fanning,
President and COO. "Being part of the SNC-Lavalin team will enable Spectrol to
continue to grow and deliver value-added services to its clients in
Newfoundland and Labrador, regionally, nationally and internationally."

    SNC-Lavalin (TSX:SNC) is one of the leading engineering and construction
groups in the world and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure, and
in the provision of operations and maintenance services. SNC-Lavalin has
offices across Canada and in over 35 other countries around the world, and is
currently working in some 100 countries. www.snclavalin.com




For further information:

For further information: Media: Gillian MacCormack, Vice-President,
Global Public Relations, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., (514) 393-8000, ext. 7354,
gillian.maccormack@snclavalin.com; Investors: Denis Jasmin, Vice-President,
Investor Relations, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., (514) 393-8000, ext. 7553,
denis.jasmin@snclavalin.com


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