City of Pickering welcomes SNC-Lavalin Nuclear Inc.

    PICKERING, ON, Feb. 10 /CNW/ - Yesterday, SNC-Lavalin Nuclear Inc. was
welcomed by the City of Pickering as it officially opened its new satellite
office located at 1053 Brock Road.
    SNC-Lavalin Nuclear Inc. (SLN) is a wholly owned subsidiary of
SNC-Lavalin, which has over 21,000 employees worldwide. SLN is Canada's
largest private sector nuclear group and has provided a complete range of
services to the global industry since 1967. It established a new Pickering
office to better serve its clients in Pickering and Durham Region.
    "We are pleased to be opening a new office in the City of Pickering. It
will provide a new home office base for our personnel who will be dedicated to
working on projects with Ontario Power Generation (OPG)," said Patrick
Lamarre, president of SNC-Lavalin Nuclear Inc. "The new office location will
help us improve the efficiency of our operation so we can reduce project
schedules and costs, and to be able to work more closely with the staff of
    "Canada's reported job losses in January are both staggering and
distressing. While this new office opening doesn't mitigate the situation, it
is a welcome respite from the recent spate of doom and gloom news," said Mayor
Dave Ryan. "Pickering has been recognized as one of Canada's top
municipalities for business, and SNC-Lavalin Nuclear's presence in our city
serves to bolster this reputation. I am cautiously optimistic that 2009 will
match last year's success and see a continued run of new business openings and
expansions in Pickering."
    SNC-Lavalin Nuclear Inc. joins a wealth of other E3 - Energy, Engineering
and Environmental companies in Pickering. In addition to Ontario Power
Generation, Pickering is home to AECL, Veridian, Wardrop Engineering, Aker
Solutions, Black & McDonald, Eco-Tec, Areva, Intellimeter, Crossby Dewar and
Durham Sustain Ability. Pickering's E3 companies represent the strongest
cluster of its kind in Ontario, and form the nucleus of the Durham Strategic
Energy Alliance - a group dedicated to addressing Canada's rapidly evolving
energy needs.

    As the gateway to the east GTA, Pickering (population 94,000) is
strategically located where Toronto, York and Durham Regions meet, and has
been recognized by Profit magazine as one of the ten best cities in Canada for
growth companies. The Province of Ontario has designated Pickering's downtown
as an Urban Growth Centre and future Mobility Hub. The City of Pickering is
considered a municipal leader in fiscal management, service delivery,
sustainability and the environment. In 2008, it received the FCM-CH2M Hill
Sustainable Community Planning Award. With its direct access to major
highways, educated and skilled labour force, state-of-the-art infrastructure,
prime employment lands and supportive municipal government, Pickering offers
unrivalled competitive advantages for business.


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For further information: Media Contact: Mark Guinto, Office of the
Mayor, (905) 420-4660 ext. 2013, (416) 409-0559 (mobile),

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