SNC-Lavalin acquires Spanish engineering firm

    MONTREAL, March 15 /CNW Telbec/ - SNC-Lavalin is pleased to announce that
it has acquired INGESGRUP S.A. and its subsidiaries, which includes
INTECSA-INARSA, a Spanish engineering group recognized for its strong record
of infrastructure in mass transit, water engineering, ports and marine
facilities, tunnels and bridges and, the industrial sector, with its expertise
in the construction of gas compression stations.
    With its head office in Madrid and five other offices throughout Spain,
INTECSA-INARSA (2006 revenues (euro)48 million) has increased the number of
SNC-Lavalin employees in Europe by 500.
    "This acquisition represents a key part of our strategy to further
penetrate Spain's dynamic marketplace, while building on our expertise in the
infrastructure and industrial sectors," said Jean Claude Pingat, Executive
Vice-President, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. and President of SNC-Lavalin S.A.S. in
Europe. "These are highly skilled engineers with clients throughout Europe, so
this acquisition will also strengthen our current network of offices, and
offer these clients expertise in other industry sectors where we are a
recognized leader."

    SNC-Lavalin S.A.S. in Europe is a subsidiary of SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC),
one of the world's leading groups of engineering and construction companies
and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure and in operations and
maintenance services. The SNC-Lavalin companies have offices across Canada and
in 30 other countries around the world and are currently working in some 100

For further information:

For further information: Media: Gillian MacCormack, Vice-President,
Public Relations, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., (514) 393-8000, ext. 7354,; Investors: Stéphane Roy, Vice-President,
Investors Relations, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., (514) 393-8000, ext. 7559,

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