MONTREAL, Oct. 20, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - (TSX: SNC) SNC-Lavalin is pleased to announce that SNC-Lavalin Gulf Contractors (SLGC) has been awarded a $37-million contract by Tabreed Parks Investment LLC, a subsidiary of National Central Cooling Company PJSC ('Tabreed'), to provide district cooling facilities for the Meraasland Themed Entertainment Resort in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The resort is part of the city's initial preparations to attract visitors to the World Expo in 2020.
SLGC will provide design, procurement, construction and commissioning services for a district cooling plant with an initial capacity of 25,000 refrigeration tonnes (RT) and an ultimate capacity of 35,000 RT. With an extensive portfolio of nearly 40 completed district cooling projects, primarily in the Middle East, SLGC has become one of the leading providers of district cooling solutions in the world.
"We are pleased with the opportunity to leverage our significant experience and expertise in this sector to help one of the United Arab Emirate's leading district cooling utility infrastructure companies efficiently meet the demand for cooling, while reducing their energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions," said Hisham Mahmoud, President, Infrastructure, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.
For over 50 years, SNC-Lavalin has been successfully delivering projects in the Middle East across a variety of industry sectors, including infrastructure, oil and gas, mining and power. With approximately 20 percent of its global workforce based in the Middle East, SNC-Lavalin's broad presence in this key growth region allows the company to deliver sustainable, customized and high-quality project solutions to its local clients.
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 45,000 employees provide EPC and EPCM services to clients in a variety of industry sectors, including mining and metallurgy, oil and gas, environment and water, infrastructure and clean 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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