SNC-Lavalin awarded EPCM contract by Emirates Global Aluminium

MONTREAL, March 17, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract by Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) to provide the engineering, procurement and construction management services for the PL1-3 Energy Optimization Project at EGA's operating subsidiary, Dubai Aluminium (DUBAL, also known as EGA Jebel Ali) in the United Arab Emirates.

SNC-Lavalin will upgrade the three original potlines at the smelter. This will involve modifying existing equipment to implement EGA's in-house developed D18+ technology, as well as installing a new potline control system and transformer rectifier swing unit.

Work has already begun and the project is expected to conclude in 2017.

"We are proud to be a part of EGA's continued growth and success," said Dale Clarke, Executive Vice-President, Mining & Metallurgy, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. "Our long-term partnership is built on a mutual dedication to innovation, health and safety, and sustainability."

SNC-Lavalin in the Middle East
For over 50 years, SNC-Lavalin has been successfully delivering projects in the Middle East across a variety of industry sectors, including infrastructure, oil and gas, mining and power. With over 8,000 employees in the Middle East, SNC-Lavalin is one of the largest western engineering and construction firms in this key growth region delivering sustainable, customized and high-quality project solutions to its local clients.

About SNC-Lavalin
Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is one of the leading engineering and construction groups in the world and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. From offices in over 50 countries, SNC-Lavalin's employees provide EPC and EPCM services to clients in a variety of industry sectors, including mining and metallurgy, oil and gas, environment and water, infrastructure and clean power. SNC-Lavalin can also combine these services with its financing and operations and maintenance capabilities to provide complete end-to-end project solutions. www.snclavalin.com 

SOURCE SNC-Lavalin

Image with caption: "From left to right: Ali Al Zarouni, Senior Vice-President, Operations, EGA; Marc O'Connor, Vice-President Aluminium & Montreal Business Unit, SNC-Lavalin; Bob Card, President & CEO, SNC-Lavalin; Abdulla J M Kalban, EGA; Yousuf A. Bastaki, EGA; Saeed Fadhel Al Mazrooei, EGA (CNW Group/SNC-Lavalin)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150317_C9968_PHOTO_EN_43409.jpg

For further information:

Media:
Louis-Antoine Paquin
Media Relations Manager
Global Corporate Communications
SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.
514-393-8000, ext. 54771
louis-antoine.paquin@snclavalin.com

Investors:
Denis Jasmin
Vice-President, Investor Relations
SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.
514-393-8000, ext. 57553
denis.jasmin@snclavalin.com


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