SNC-Lavalin awarded two rail & transit contracts in the United States

MONTREAL, Jan. 16, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded two rail and transit contracts in the United States.

The first is a five-year contract valued at $13.7M USD with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) for the engineering and administrative consultancy support services for the electric locomotives and Multi-Level Cab & Coach Car Procurement projects. The services include project management, engineering oversight and review, and quality assurance activities.

The second contract was awarded by Purple Line Transit Partners (PLTP), the private partner selected by the Maryland Transit Administration to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Purple Line project. The PLTP consortium is led by Meridiam Infrastructure Purple Line, LLC, Fluor Enterprises Inc., and Star America Purple Line, LLC. SNC-Lavalin will provide consulting engineering oversight and project management services relating to the light rail vehicles being procured to operate the line.

The Purple Line Project is a 26 kilometres (16.2-mile) light rail line with 21 stations that provides an east-west connection through the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC. Once complete, it will connect four Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Metro stations, Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) and Amtrak train services, and local bus services. 

The contract builds on the successful relationship between Fluor Enterprises Inc. and SNC-Lavalin. Both companies helped deliver the Denver Eagle commuter rail system in Colorado, which opened earlier this year.

"We are proud to have been awarded these two strategic projects in the United States," said Marc Rivard, Executive Vice-President, Infrastructure Engineering, SNC-Lavalin. "This demonstrates our ability to work closely with our clients and partners to deliver world-class expertise."  

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 are proud to build what matters. Our teams provide engineering, procurement, construction, completions and commissioning services together with a range of sustaining capital services to clients in four industry sectors: oil and gas, mining and metallurgy, infrastructure and 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

For further information: Media : Louis-Antoine Paquin, Manager, Media Relations, 514-393-8000, ext. 54772, louis-antoine.paquin@snclavalin.com; Investors : Denis Jasmin, Vice President, Investor Relations, 514-393-8000, ext. 57553, denis.jasmin@snclavalin.com

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