SNC-Lavalin awarded contract to build new airport in Benghazi, Libya



    MONTREAL, Sept. 15, 2008 /CNW Telbec/ - SNC-Lavalin is pleased to
announce it has been awarded a contract for the procurement and construction
of a greenfield airport at Benghazi, Libya.
    The contract for Benina International Airport is valued at an estimated
CAN$500 million and includes construction of a new international terminal,
runway and apron. The new airport is part of an extensive new infrastructure
program being undertaken by the government of Libya throughout the country.
    "The new airport is a priority project for Libya and will provide an
important additional gateway to the country's second largest city," said Riadh
Ben Aissa, Executive Vice-President, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.
    The project is expected to be completed in 2010, and the airport will
welcome five million passengers per year.
    "We have been working in Libya for over 20 years, mainly on water-related
infrastructure projects, so we are delighted with this new opportunity to
participate in Libya's economic development by using another of our recognised
areas of technical expertise," he added.
    SNC-Lavalin's expertise in airports covers the full range of airport
project development services and construction with project experience in
Canada and worldwide.

    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. The SNC-Lavalin
companies have offices across Canada and in over 35 other countries around the
world and are 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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