MONTREAL, March 19, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC) has been
awarded a contract by Groupe OCP S.A., a global leader in phosphates
extraction and transformation, to provide an integrated company-wide
training program covering all operations and maintenance, from mining
to concentration (washing), sulphuric acid, phosphoric acid, fertilizer
production and utilities. OCP has several large mines, process plants
and shipping ports throughout Morocco, employs approximately 19,000
people and is the world's largest exporter of phosphates.
SNC-Lavalin's Global Training & Simulation (GTS) Centre will be
responsible for designing, developing and delivering standardized
training to all personnel through the use of advanced training
technologies, such as computer-based training (e-Learning) and operator
training simulators (mobile equipment and process plants). GTS will
also serve as the integrator to third-party experts for various
components of the program. The training program will be delivered in
four large new training centres currently being built by OCP. Through
built-in training scenarios, process plant operators will learn to work
in routine and non-routine situations and improve their troubleshooting
and decision-making skills.
"This award confirms our leading-edge position in training and
simulation," said Michel Roy, Senior Vice-President, Human Capital
Planning and Development, SNC-Lavalin Inc. "It also reflects our
efforts in research & development, our teamwork and the unique know-how
of our people."
Development and initial deployment have commenced at SNC-Lavalin's
offices in Montreal and Casablanca and are expected to conclude by the
end of the third quarter of 2014.
SNC-Lavalin 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. Founded in 1911,
SNC-Lavalin has offices across Canada and in over 40 other countries
around the world, and is currently working in some 100 countries. www.snclavalin.com.
For further information:
Senior Vice-President, Global Corporate Communications
SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.
514-390-8000, ext. 7354
Vice-President, Investor Relations
SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.
514-390-8000, ext. 7553