MONTREAL, March 5, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC) will provide project management, engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services for Vale's $2-billion Clean AER (Atmospheric Emissions Reduction) Project in Sudbury, Ontario.
Working closely with Vale and local contractors, SNC-Lavalin will retrofit and modernize Vale's nickel smelter complex to reduce its current sulphur dioxide emissions levels by 70%, and its dust and metal emissions by up to 40% over current levels. Work will be carried out while the complex continues its regular operations with scheduled plant shut-downs.
"Vale is a repeat and long-standing client and we're delighted they chose to retain us for the implementation phase of this major strategic environmental program," said Feroz Ashraf, Executive Vice-President, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. "We'll be using the most appropriate and available commercial technology in our designs, and taking necessary considerations to reduce emissions over the life cycle of the project."
Construction is set to begin in April 2012 and the project should be completed near the end of 2015.
SNC-Lavalin 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. SNC-Lavalin has offices across Canada and in over 40 other countries around the world, and is currently working in some 100 countries. www.snclavalin.com.
For further information:
Vice-President, Global Corporate Communications
SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.
514-390-8000, ext. 7354