SNC-Lavalin awarded advisory and engineering services contract for ADNOC offshore operations power project

SNC-Lavalin, a fully integrated professional services and project management company with offices around the world, has been awarded a four-year advisory and engineering services contract by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) to support its offshore operations power project. A first-of-its-kind high-voltage, direct current (HVDC-VSC) subsea transmission system in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, the project will power ADNOC’s offshore production operations with cleaner and more efficient energy.

“Our work with ADNOC on this significant project will support the UAE Net Zero by 2050 Strategic Initiative and reinforces our commitment to work with our global clients on their net zero journeys,” said Ian L. Edwards, President and CEO, SNC-Lavalin. “Through our world-class engineering services and HVDC expertise, we will ensure the project is delivered to the highest quality, safety, and environmental standards to drive more efficiency and green impact.”

The project, which is in partnership with Abu Dhabi National Energy Company PJSC (TAQA), is expected to reduce the carbon footprint of ADNOC’s offshore operations by more than 30%, replacing existing offshore gas turbine generators with more sustainable power sources available on the Abu Dhabi onshore power network. This will be achieved by developing two subsea HVDC-VSC links from onshore Alternating Current (AC) power substations to artificial islands. SNC-Lavalin’s scope of work includes the design review of the converter stations, the submarine cables, integration with the onshore and offshore grid, as well as reviewing the implementation plans for HSE, Quality Control (QC) and Quality Assurance (QA) of contractors. In addition, SNC-Lavalin will provide supervision throughout the construction and commissioning phases. The project will be supported by the company’s global HVDC Center of Excellence in Canada, and its regional expertise based in the Middle East.

“SNC-Lavalin’s Canadian HVDC Centre of Excellence (CoE) has been active in the field for half a century,” said Dale Clarke, CEO, Engineering Services, Canada at SNC-Lavalin. “This CoE has delivered close to 50 landmark projects across five continents and adapts each project to its unique environments.”  

SNC-Lavalin has a proven track record in delivering some of the most complex and challenging HVDC systems worldwide. The company’s global team of expertise work with clients across the entire asset life cycle, ensuring – from development and design to project development and commissioning, to rehabilitation and end-of-life management –the utmost benefits of clean, effective and cost-effective power are realized.  

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SNC-Lavalin awarded $22 million fuel channel inspection contract at Bruce Power

Candu Energy Inc., a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, has been awarded a three-and-a-half year, $22 million contract to perform advanced non-destructive examination (ANDE) and associated maintenance on fuel channels for the CANDU heavy water reactors at Bruce Power. Under the contract, the Company will provide critical inspection and analysis that support the long-term health of the reactor core which leads to a safer, sustainable asset that produces low-cost power. SNC-Lavalin has been performing fuel channel inspections for Bruce Power for more than six years.

“Our experienced specialists, technicians, engineers, designers, programmers and software developers align us to execute these types of projects as a one-stop-shop for all reactor inspection and maintenance needs,” said Sandy Taylor, President, Nuclear, SNC-Lavalin. “With access to over 500 patented solutions, we leverage our innovative technology portfolio and use the latest tools to develop industry best practices to manage technically complex challenges with precision.”

“Bruce Power and SNC-Lavalin have a long history of collaboration to ensure that nuclear safety remains paramount as we deliver clean, reliable power to Ontario homes and businesses for the long term,” said Gary Newman, Bruce Power’s Chief Engineer & Senior Vice President, Engineering. “ANDE is one of the tools that helps us establish a very clear picture of the health of the pressure tubes in our units by providing extremely accurate measurements and data used to ensure their integrity which allows us to continue to provide power to the province in a safe and predictable manner.”

While leading fuel channel inspection (FCI) programs for heavy water reactors around the world, SNC-Lavalin also provides solutions for all reactor technologies across the entire nuclear lifecycle, particularly waste management and decommissioning, as well as licensing, design, nuclear new builds, asset management, life extension, late life management and refurbishments.

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SNC-Lavalin and partners awarded contract extension for DUF6 conversion project for US Department of Energy

SNC-Lavalin is pleased to announce that its Atkins Nuclear Secured Holdings Corporation, in a joint venture (JV) partnership with Westinghouse Government Services and Fluor Federal Services, has been awarded a 14-month extension to continue operating the depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUF6) conversion facilities at the United States Department of Energy’s (DOE) Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Kentucky and the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Ohio.

“The nuclear space is one of SNC-Lavalin’s core businesses. We see this is an opportunity in the U.S. to drive growth within the sector by expanding our market position in nuclear waste management.” said Ian L. Edwards, President and CEO of SNC-Lavalin.

The Atkins-led JV will continue services to support the DUF6 Project, valued at $153.5 million USD, which processes the US DOE inventory of depleted uranium hexafluoride to uranium oxides for disposition. The partners will manage and operate the two uranium conversion facilities and manage the DUF6 inventory of over 60,000 cylinders (hazard category 3 and 2 designation, respectively). The project processes the DUF6 inventory via established uranium conversion technologies to the oxide form.

“The nuclear chemical production operations involved at these plants transforms this waste into a merchant chemical product and build upon the skills of our member companies,” said Tom Jouvanis, President, Atkins Nuclear Secured.

“Regardless of where our clients are in their journey or how complex the challenges, we provide end-to-end project solutions, using a collaborative approach to ensure a seamless and timely delivery,” said Sandy Taylor, President, Nuclear, SNC-Lavalin. “Our team is committed to continuing to manage and operate the conversion facilities with a rigorous and disciplined approach to safety and improvement.”

Atkins Nuclear Secured Holdings Corporation is a business unit within SNC-Lavalin’s global nuclear sector focused on the US federal market. With strengths in nuclear operations, process design engineering, waste management, characterization, transportation, disposition and high-level waste technologies, Nuclear Secured is a partner in the team managing the Tank Operations contract and the Central Plateau Cleanup Company at Hanford, leads the teams managing the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories in Ontario, and manages the U-233 project in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Atkins Nuclear Secured, safely delivers high consequence, technically complex missions for federal governments. 

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SNC-Lavalin wins pre-project engineering services contract for potential CANDU new build in Romania

Candu Energy Inc., a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group , has won a 12-month, $8.4 million contract from Romanian firm, EnergoNuclear S.A., to provide engineering services during the preparatory stage of a precursor project to complete CANDU Units 3 & 4 in Romania.  

‘’The potential to develop two new build nuclear reactors demonstrates that the Romanian government, along with several other of our public sector clients around the world, recognize that safe, reliable, affordable, low-carbon nuclear energy is how we will combat and ultimately, win the battle against climate change,’’ said Ian L. Edwards, President and CEO of SNC-Lavalin. 

This contract follows the signing of an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) between Romania and the United States in 2020, as well as a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in August 2021 between Romania and Canada to strengthen and further develop the cooperation in nuclear energy civil projects and builds on the 55-year relationship between the two countries in developing nuclear projects.

“We are pleased to expand our relationship with Romania, Societatea Nationala Nuclearelectrica (SNN), EnergoNuclear S.A. and our US partners for this potential new build project. Romania is familiar with CANDU technology since its first two CANDU units came online in 1996 and 2007 and have been providing reliable power ever since,” said Sandy Taylor, President, Nuclear. “Expanding their nuclear footprint would help Romania meet its net zero carbon commitments.”

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SNC-Lavalin awarded $15 million USD contract for California Department of Transportation

SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. has been awarded a three-year contract with two one-year extensions to provide a Transportation Asset Management System (TAMS) for the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). Under the contract, SNC-Lavalin’s Data Transfer Solutions (DTS) business will provide services which include implementing the TAMS solution, software licensing and maintenance, and optional post-implementation support.

“SNC-Lavalin recognizes the pace of technological change and the need to support client needs with robust digital solutions. We are at the forefront of this revolution and will continue to harness disruptive potential of data and digital innovation to help clients automate their worlds, reduce their workload and organize their data through customized technology,” said Ian L. Edwards, President and CEO of SNC-Lavalin.

Caltrans contracted the company in response to federal and state law mandates for transportation agencies to implement a transportation asset management plan.  DTS will provide an enterprise asset management software solution to highlight new business intelligence visualization for data as well as geographic information and organizational uses to make informed, performance and data driven decisions.

“We understand Caltrans’ need for a robust system that provides next-level tracking, reporting and transparency,” said Allen Ibaugh, President, SNC-Lavalin’s DTS business. “Providing a one-stop shop for visualization of state transportation assets, conditions, projects and performance metrics, we will deliver a cloud-based, integrated solution including VUEWorks®, the web-enabled integrated geographic information system for enterprise asset management. In addition, the Transportation Asset Management Decision Support tool (TAMSDT) will ensure Caltrans carries out its mission to provide a safe, and reliable transportation network that serves all the people and respects the environment.”

The new technology will serve as a centralized asset information repository with tools to improve transportation asset management, project nomination, project prioritization, scoping, funding and decision support.


SNC-Lavalin awarded its first hydroelectric engineering services contract in the United States

SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. has been awarded an engineering services contract for three hydroelectric projects from Rye Development, LLC to add powerhouses to the existing dam and lock facilities at each of the sites, which are owned by the US Army Corps of Engineers. SNC-Lavalin’s scope includes forward-thinking design and engineering using the latest multidisciplinary BIM technology, field investigation, environmental assessment and permitting support for the hydroelectric projects located in Pennsylvania.

“This contract, the first of its kind for us in the US, is in line with our strategy to grow and position our hydro capabilities and expertise in this important market. It also supports our broader sustainability goals to be an industry leader in the fight against climate change. We are proud to be able to provide cleaner and more sustainable solutions to all our clients,” said Ian L. Edwards, President and CEO of SNC-Lavalin.

“SNC-Lavalin’s first contracts, over 100 years ago, were for hydropower facilities. Today, the company is recognized as one of the world’s foremost integrators of sustainable end-to-end solutions for hydro projects with a team of more than 400 hydro experts worldwide. We look forward to fostering a strong long-term relationship with Rye through the successful delivery of these projects that will have significant community benefit,” said Dale Clarke, President, Infrastructure Services, SNC-Lavalin.

SNC-Lavalin’s leading-edge expertise covers upgrades and rehabilitation of hydroelectric developments, dam safety assessments and operation and maintenance of hydro stations. Previous hydroelectric projects include: John Hart Generating Station Replacement, Waneta Expansion, Jimmie Creek, Site C, Karebbe, Chute a Caron Dam and Muskrat Falls.

“Our projects, bringing new hydropower to existing dams, will provide reliable, renewable energy for generations to come. We are excited to have SNC-Lavalin, with the depth of experience that they bring, as part of our team to help us deliver 24/7 renewable generation and significant infrastructure growth to the Pittsburgh region,” said Paul Jacob, CEO, Rye Development.


SNC-Lavalin and partners awarded $1.3 billion alliance contract for the second phase of key transformative UK railway

SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (TSX: SNC) welcomes the UK Government’s commitment to a major new railway program as the project moves into the construction phase. The Department for Transport announced $1.3 billion in funding for construction to begin on Phase 2 of The East West Rail Project, which includes the construction of 65 km of new track, a new overpass, two new stations and 16 bridges between Oxford and Cambridge. SNC-Lavalin’s role will include providing multifunctional design, development management, signalling installations as well as power and telecommunications design.

“East West Rail, delivered through an alliance agreement, signifies an important step forward in SNC-Lavalin’s strategy to deliver major infrastructure programs for our global clients, while leaving the LSTK contracting model firmly behind us,” said Ian L. Edwards, President and CEO of SNC-Lavalin. “This model is a great example of how our expertise can help deliver clients’ projects, with a balanced and capped level of risk, while working as one. It is a model that is applicable to the whole of our business going forward.”

SNC-Lavalin is part of the East West Rail Alliance, a contracting model that shares opportunities and risks with partners and the client but with a capped level of risk. The Alliance is made up of SNC-Lavalin’s Engineering, Design and Project Management (EDPM) business (non-owner participant), Laing O’Rourke (non-owner participant), Volker Rail (non-owner participant), and Network Rail, as the owner and operator of the UK’s railway infrastructure.

The Alliance is a fully integrated team working under a single, unified project agreement where decisions are made as a collective who share the benefits and risk as the project progresses. Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group since 2017, has been working on the project since 2016.

“The UK government’s commitment to East West Rail will allow the Alliance to push on, working as a single team with a shared vision realized through trust and collaboration. Once complete, this critical national infrastructure project will play an important part in helping to boost the region’s economy – connecting people, businesses and communities across the region and enabling future growth and prosperity,” Philip Hoare, President, Atkins, Engineering, Design & Project Management, SNC-Lavalin.

The East West Rail Line is one of the largest new railway projects in the UK and will see the track laid on disused railway lines that last carried passengers in 1968. The first trains are expected to run by 2025.


SNC-Lavalin awarded four-year framework contract with Highways England

SNC-Lavalin has been awarded a four-year framework contract to deliver the reconstruction of concrete pavements, as part of Highways England’s Concrete Road Program in the UK. Under the framework agreement, SNC-Lavalin’s Engineering, Design & Project Management (EDPM) business will apply digital solutions and BIM technology as part of the design and transformation delivery, while implementing innovative techniques, such as rapid cure bay replacement and next-generation surfacing techniques.

“By using innovative digital assessments to measure the technical and customer benefits of concrete surface treatments, we will continue to meet the needs of road users,” said Philip Hoare, President, EDPM, SNC-Lavalin. “Drawing on our collective experience of maximising re-use and recycling of materials, we look forward to working closely with Highways England and others to provide Innovative transport and infrastructure solutions that are at the heart of our EDPM business and are a key area of our growth.” 

SNC-Lavalin’s EDPM business will deliver full design, technical assurance site supervision and project management of the reconstruction and lifecycle extension works and provide technical assurance for 51 projects covering many of the 1,425 lane kilometres of concrete pavements across England. The EDPM business has been supporting Highways England for over 10 years and is experienced in asset life extension of concrete pavements on the Strategic Road Network, including the M25. 


SNC-Lavalin awarded construction management services contract by Coeur Mining for Rochester POA 11 project in US

SNC-Lavalin (TSX:SNC) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $30 million USD contract by Coeur Rochester, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Coeur Mining, Inc.(“Coeur”) (NYSE: CDE), to provide construction management services for the Plan of Operations, Amendment Number 11 (“POA 11”) expansion project at Coeur’s Rochester mine near Lovelock, Nevada. The contract commenced in fourth quarter 2020 and is estimated to be completed by the end of 2022. This win is aligned with SNC-Lavalin’s new strategy moving forward in the Services segment.

“SNC-Lavalin’s Mining & Metallurgy strategic plan is gaining traction with this mandate. It is an example of the mining services work that our team is winning across our core geographies, including the United States of America. SNC-Lavalin and Coeur continue to foster a strong relationship that finds and executes services solutions to create world-class operations,” said César Inostroza, Senior Vice-President, Mining & Metallurgy, SNC-Lavalin. “This award is a testament to the continued partnership between SNC-Lavalin and Coeur. It leverages our knowledge of the Rochester mine and engineering expertise from the previous phase of this project and expands our work in the US.”

The POA 11 expansion project includes the construction of a new crushing plant, including a primary, secondary and tertiary crushing circuit (high pressure grinding rolls (HPGR)), a new heap leach pad (300,000,000 tons), a new Merrill Crowe process plant (13,750 gallons per minute), and upgrades to existing electrical utility system infrastructure, including a new substation and power distribution lines. This mandate is well aligned with our expertise in silver, gold and base metal project delivery as well as our commitment to delivering real value to our clients. SNC-Lavalin’s offices in Reno, Nevada and Toronto, Ontario will continue to support the construction management phase of the project. In addition, a team based locally at the site will manage construction-related activities.

“The strong business partnership between Coeur and SNC-Lavalin will help ensure a robust project delivery for Rochester, paving the way for improved performance in the future.” said Terrence F.D. Smith, Coeur’s Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer. “All of us at Coeur look forward to continue working with SNC-Lavalin as we advance this pivotal project.”

Since approval of the initial Plan of Operation in 1986, the Rochester mine has undergone periodic mine plan amendments to support development projects and continued operations. The Plan of Operations, Amendment Number 11 (“POA 11”) proposes another mine life extension, which is expected to maintain the current workforce and support full production activities at Rochester until 2033. Coeur’s Rochester mine is located 100 miles northeast of Reno near Lovelock, Nevada. It is an open-pit mining operation that produces silver and gold. Mining methods include typical open-pit techniques where ore and waste rock are drilled, blasted, crushed, loaded and hauled to either leach pads (ore) or rock disposal sites.


SNC-Lavalin awarded for $35M USD construction, engineering and inspection services contract by Georgia Department of Transportation

SNC-Lavalin has been awarded another three-year, up to $35 million USD Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract to continue providing construction engineering and inspection (CEI) services for the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), District 6, which encompasses 17 counties in northwest Georgia.

The contract will be delivered by SNC-Lavalin’s Engineering, Design and Project Management business, and is within SNCL Engineering Services, the cornerstone of our strategy moving forward to greater growth and profitability.

“We’ve been supporting GDOT for over 15 years, helping to deliver its strategic priorities and steadfast commitment to providing the citizens of Georgia with safe roads, highways and associated infrastructure,” said Philip Hoare, President of Atkins, Engineering, Design and Project Management, SNC-Lavalin. “This contract renewal allows us to continue and build upon the first-class work already delivered for one of our key clients in North America.”

The new contract includes CEI services for construction projects ranging from widening and reconstruction, rehabilitation of asphalt and concrete pavement, bridge replacement and resurfacing. Notable work includes the award-winning Courtland Street Bridge replacement and the Northwest Corridor Managed Lanes projects.

In August, SNC-Lavalin was appointed as prime consultant to support the ongoing development of GDOT’s Statewide Traffic Incident Management Services.


SNC-Lavalin awarded lead design contract for Six Flags Qiddiya theme park in Saudi Arabia

SNC-Lavalin has been awarded the lead design consultant services contract from Qiddiya Investment Company (QIC) for the Six Flags Qiddiya theme park project – located within Qiddiya, south-west of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia.

Under the three-year contract, the Company will provide integrated lead design consultant, construction supervision, and cost management services. The scope of work includes public realm and necessary infrastructure within the plot area along with validation of the pre-concept design, as well as the development of sustainability and environmental assessment methods, design criteria, and standards of the project.

Six Flags Qiddiya is scheduled for opening during the first phase of Qiddiya – the Kingdom’s Capital of Entertainment, Sports and the Arts. The park will stretch across 32 hectares (79 acres) and feature 28 uniquely themed rides and attractions across six lands: The City of Thrills, Discovery Springs, Steam Town, Twilight Gardens, Valley of Fortune and Grand Exposition. The theme park will provide recreational and professional opportunities to the Saudi population and boast several record-breaking attractions including The Falcon’s Flight, the longest, tallest and fastest roller coaster in the world.

“This win is a testament to our proven track record for delivering flagship projects worldwide, and market-focused approach to a dynamic and sustainable business growth in the Middle East,” said Philip Hoare, President of Atkins, Engineering, Design and Project Management, SNC-Lavalin. “We are proud to work with Qiddiya on this one-of-a-kind project that supports Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 and the acceleration of the country’s economic diversification agenda.”

Qiddiya Investment Company (QIC) is driving the development of Qiddiya – home of the most innovative and disruptive experiences in Entertainment, Sports and the Arts in Saudi Arabia. As a core tenet of Vision 2030, Qiddiya has a dual economic and social purpose: to advance economic diversification and unlock new professional pathways while enriching lives of the youth in the Kingdom.

The Company’s relationship with Qiddiya began in 2019 when it began providing master planning and infrastructure engineering services for the destination-resort community


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SNC-Lavalin awarded nuclear engineering services by Ontario Power Generation

SNC-Lavalin is pleased to announce its wholly-owned subsidiary Candu Energy Inc., has been awarded two additional five-year vendors of record (VOR) agreements by Ontario Power Generation (OPG) to provide niche engineering and nuclear engineering services. These contract wins are aligned with the company’s new strategy moving forward towards engineering services and greater growth.

SNC-Lavalin will deliver nuclear engineering services for the Darlington and Pickering sites and the Western Waste Management Facility (WWMF) in areas including, but not limited to, design support for nuclear plant modifications and balance of plant engineering. The scope of work under the niche engineering agreement will include software engineering and categorization, cyber security services, human factors engineering, computer system engineering and project management support.

“These contracts drive SNC-Lavalin’s overall new strategic direction and are a testimony to our team’s capabilities in delivering the whole spectrum of nuclear services”, said Sandy Taylor, President, Nuclear, SNC-Lavalin. “While the niche engineering agreement covers another round of services we’ve previously carried out, the nuclear engineering services represent an organic growth opportunity for SNC-Lavalin. We look forward to using our know-how to support OPG on their future engineering projects.”

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SNC-Lavalin Gets Four Contracts from Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power

SNC-Lavalin announced its wholly-owned subsidiary Candu Energy has been awarded four contracts by Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP) worth approximately $22 million in total.

The awards consist of multi-campaign field inspections, prolonged operation assessment and thermalhydraulic computer code updates.

The inspections will provide assurance to KHNP and the Korean nuclear regulator that the CANDU nuclear reactors at the Wolsong site continue to be safe to operate until the next planned inspection.

All the contracts are within SNCL Engineering Services, the cornerstone of our strategy moving forward to greater growth and support for our partner and customer.

SNC-Lavalin will inspect fuel channels and perform pressure tube sampling campaigns for Wolsong Units 2, 3 and 4, all to begin in 2020.

Engineering analysis and assessment will be completed on the fuel channels and fuel channel components (including calandria tubes) for Wolsong Units 2, 3, and 4.

The thermal-hydraulic computer codes (CATENA and NUCIRC) update will support KHNP in updating the safety analysis report for Wolsong units 2,3 and 4.


SNC-Lavalin wins $39m deal from Adnoc-CNPC’s Al Yasat Petroleum

Canada-headquartered SNC-Lavalin has been awarded a general engineering, project management, and technical support services contract from Al Yasat Petroleum, a joint venture of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) and China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), with an estimated value of $39.2m (AED144.1m).

Al Yasat Petroleum’s onshore concession area is located to the southwest of Abu Dhabi and spans 7,800 km², while its the offshore concession area is located to the northwest of the UAE capital and covers six fields with a total area of 582 km².

The offshore area consists of fields at Bu Haseer, Belbazem, Umm Al Dholou, Umm Al Salsal, and Yaser.

Under the three-year agreement, extendable for two years, SNC-Lavalin will partner with Al Yasat Petroleum through its engineering and project support arm, in line with Al Yasat Smart Growth Operating Model.

The scope of SNC-Lavalin’s contract includes conceptual studies and design, front-end engineering and design (Feed), execution planning, detailed engineering for small works, and specialised studies