MONTREAL, April 26, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC) is pleased to announce that it has won three awards from the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – British Columbia (ACEC-BC). The accolades were presented at its Annual Awards for Engineering Excellence Gala.
SNC-Lavalin received Awards of Excellence for its Jimmie Creek Hydroelectric Project in the Energy & Industry category and BC Hydro Rock Bay Remediation Project in the Natural Resource & Habitat category. In addition, its Evergreen Line Rapid Transit Project garnered an Award of Merit in the Transportation & Bridges category.
The Awards for Engineering Excellence enable member firms to showcase the value of their services to clients, as they celebrate technical excellence and recognize innovation in engineering that is simply a cut above the rest.
We are delighted to have three of our projects, that showcase our diverse portfolio of work in British Columbia, recognized for engineering excellence," said Neil Bruce, President and Chief Executive Officer, SNC-Lavalin. These awards are testament to the fact that we are fortunate to have the best and brightest in the Power and Infrastructure industries working for us."
Jimmie Creek Hydroelectric Project
This is the second time SNC-Lavalin's work on the Jimmie Creek Hydroelectric Project has been recognized for excellence in engineering; the project also won the Clean Energy BC's Project Excellence award at its annual Generate 2016 conference in Vancouver last year.
The project produces up to 159,000 MwH of clean, renewable energy to the grid annually and provides power to approximately 14,500 homes in the area. During project execution, SNC-Lavalin prioritized the local community by creating numerous key contract opportunities that were awarded to Klahoose First Nation companies.
BC Hydro Rock Bay Remediation Project
BC Hydro inherited a contaminated site when BC Electric became part of BC Hydro in the 1960s. They engaged SNC-Lavalin in 2003 to develop and execute a remediation strategy to cost effectively reduce liability, comply with BC regulations and obtain remediation Certification of Compliance (CofC).
SNC-Lavalin oversaw the remediation of over 300,000 tonnes of contaminated material on the site and surrounding properties between 2004 and 2015. BC Hydro has now received seven BC CofCs, achieving its remedial objective – with nine more pending regulatory review. This has led to reclamation of this Brownfield site, stabilization of heritage buildings, future property divestment, and overall neighbourhood improvement.
Evergreen Line Rapid Transit Project
The Evergreen Line offers reliable and safe transportation for thousands of people daily in Metro Vancouver and has improved the movement of people, increased transit choices, and provided better connections between Coquitlam, Port Moody, and Burnaby.
The Evergreen Line, an 11km extension to Metro Vancouver's SkyTrain system, is an integral part of BC's Provincial Transit Plan and broader regional planning objectives to connect regional centres with rapid transit to achieve sustainable growth. The Evergreen Line Project was previously recognized by ACEC-BC and TransLink as part of the Deputy Minister's Consultant Awards.
About ACEC-British Columbia Awards
This is the 28th year of the ACEC-BC Awards, providing members the opportunity to showcase their projects and their firm to the consulting engineering industry. Awards are granted in the following categories and for each of these categories one Award of Excellence and at least one Award of Merit is presented every year.
- Municipal & Civil Infrastructure
- Transportation & Bridges
- Energy & Industry
- Natural Resource & Habitat
- Soft Engineering
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
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