SNC-Lavalin wins contract to build two natural gas compressor stations in France

    MONTREAL, July 3, 2008 /CNW Telbec/ - SNC-Lavalin is pleased to announce
that, following a successful bid in response to a European tender call, its
subsidiary SNC-Lavalin in Europe has been awarded a contract by GRTgaz - a
subsidiary of Gaz de France - to construct two new natural gas compressor
plants in France.
    The contract is valued at approximately (euro)180 million, and covers
turnkey construction of two natural gas compressor and interconnection
stations located in the communes of Fontenay-Mauvoisin (Yvelines) and
Saint-Avit (Drôme).
    Jean Claude Pingat, President of SNC-Lavalin in Europe, was openly
enthusiastic about the contract: "We are very proud to be working with GRTgaz.
SNC-Lavalin will be making all its expertise and experience in the energy
sector, where we are a recognized world leader, available to GRTgaz for this
important project."
    The project is part of Phase ll of a program to revamp and upgrade
compressor facilities which GRTgaz has been working on since 2007. The
Fontenay-Mauvoisin and Saint-Avit stations will each have two, 10 MW, electric
motor-driven compressors. These new generation stations will help reduce
greenhouse gas emissions, especially CO2 and nitrogen oxides (NOx).
    The compressor stations are located at regular intervals (every 120 to
150 km) along pipelines to compensate for pressure losses caused by natural
gas flow through the lines, and thus allowing the natural gas transport
network to function under the best technical and economic conditions.
    Work on the stations begins immediately and will be completed in 2010.

    SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC) 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. The SNC-Lavalin
companies have offices across Canada and in 35 other countries around the
world and are currently working in some 100 countries.

For further information:

For further information: Media: Gillian MacCormack, Vice-President,
Global Public Relations, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., (514) 393-8000, ext. 7354,; Investors: Denis Jasmin, Vice-President,
Investor Relations, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., (514) 393-8000, ext. 7553,

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