SNC-Lavalin awarded urgent water diversion project in Algeria
Canada's SNC-Lavalin International Inc. has been awarded a $90.2 million contract by the Algerian Department of Water Resources to build a water supply transfer system, which will divert much needed drinking water from five area dams to the city of Algiers. Work began on the project on April 1, 2002.
SNC-Lavalin will build a 75 kilometer steel supply main, a number of pumping stations, including one floating station, and a water treatment facility. The company will also install a remote processing and transmission system. The water treatment facility will have an ultimate capacity of 150,000 cubic meters of water per day, and is scheduled to be running at one-third capacity as early as June 2002.
"This project has a very demanding timeframe because there's an urgent need for water in Algiers," said Raymond Fortin, senior vice-president, Water Sector. Last year, the SNC- Lavalin Group was awarded a similar contract to build a 12.5-kilometer conveyance tunnel to supply irrigation water to agricultural areas, as well as reliable drinking water to Algiers.
SNC-Lavalin (TSE:SNC) is an international group of engineering and construction companies, which owns and manages infrastructure projects. The SNC-Lavalin companies employ over 10,000 people in offices across Canada and in 30 other countries around the world and are currently working in some 100 countries. — (menareport.com)
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