MONTREAL, Dec. 1 /CNW Telbec/ - SNC-Lavalin is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract to design and build Electricité du Cambodge's National Control Centre and Energy Management System in Phnom Penh. The value of the contract is estimated at $5 million.
SNC-Lavalin will provide engineering, procurement and construction services for the complete system, including the control centre building, system software, hardware and system integration with the telecommunication networks and remote metering equipment. Based on SNC-Lavalin's state-of-the-art GENe Energy Management System, the control centre will operate Cambodia's entire electric transmission network. As part of the Rural Electrification and Transmission Project, this system will help provide electricity to a large portion of Cambodia's rural population.
"This project is important for the growth of the country, especially as it adapts to modern automation and Smart Grid technology to secure its electricity supply," said Joe Salim, Vice-President and General Manager of SNC-Lavalin's Power Systems Division. "Thanks to our experience in energy control systems in this region, we are able to support this project with local expertise and capabilities."
Work on the project has begun and the control centre is expected to be operational by June 2011.
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