SNC-Lavalin awarded carbon capture project in Saskatchewan

MONTREAL, March 4, 2010 /CNW Telbec/ - SNC-Lavalin is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for SaskPower's Boundary Dam Integrated Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) Demonstration Project.

The project involves transforming an aging unit at the coal-fired Boundary Dam Power Station near Estevan, Saskatchewan, into a source of clean electricity. This will be one of the world's first and largest commercial scale carbon capture plants.

"We are excited to have been selected for this very important project," said Patrick Lamarre, Executive Vice-President, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. "Meeting power needs in an environmentally-friendly manner is part of our Green Energy strategy. This contract is also a validation of our strategic focus on Saskatchewan where we are actively growing our permanent office in Saskatoon."

For this project, SNC-Lavalin will be working with Cansolv, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Shell Global Solutions, which will supply the carbon capture process design technology. Cansolv has also developed an innovative system of capturing sulphur dioxide at coal-fired power plants that will be integrated into the project alongside carbon dioxide capture.

SNC-Lavalin has started engineering and procurement activities, with the subsequent stage pending SaskPower's decision to advance the project to final construction.

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

SOURCE SNC-Lavalin

For further information: For further information: Media: Leslie Quinton, Vice-President, Global Corporate Communications, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., (514) 393-8000, ext. 7354, leslie.quinton@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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