SNC-Lavalin to operate water pipe plant in Libya
Canada’s SNC-Lavalin company has been awarded a $300 million contract for the operation, maintenance, care and custody of the Sarir water pipe plant in Libya. This is the third water-related project awarded to SNC-Lavalin by the Great Man-Made River Authority (GMRA). SNC-Lavalin will assume operation of the Sarir Plant and facilities in June 2002, and carry out the work over a period of 20 months.
Last year, SNC-Lavalin received a contract to restore 26 kilometers of a conveyance pipeline supplying water to the coastal regions of Libya. Previous to that, the company worked on a multi-year mandate for GMRA involving the drilling of deepwater wells at the Tazerbo Wellfield.
"This is a significant project for SNC-Lavalin, because it involves the complete control and operation of an existing production facility", said Jacques Lamarre, president and chief executive officer of SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. "We're proud to contribute to The Great Man-Made River Project, which plays a key role in improving the quality of life for the Libyan people by helping to provide them with an essential commodity." According to UNESCO, the Great Man-Made River Project is the largest engineering venture currently being carried out in the world.
Under the new contract, SNC-Lavalin will take-over, renovate and start-up the Sarir facility and then manufacture 15,000 Pre-Stressed Concrete Cylinder Pipes (PCCPs), 7.5 meters in length and of various diameters, to be used in conveyance pipelines. The Company will supply all material, labor and equipment to manufacture the PCCPs.
SNC-Lavalin is one of the leading groups of engineering and construction firms in the world and dealing with the ownership and management of infrastructure. The SNC-Lavalin group of companies has nearly 10,000 employees in offices across Canada and in 30 other countries around the world. SNC-Lavalin is currently working in some 100 countries. — (menareport.com)
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