SNC-Lavalin to build new water treatment plant in Algeria

Published January 30th, 2005 - 12:04 GMT

SNC-Lavalin has been awarded a CAN$750 million fixed price contract by the Algerian Agence Nationale des Barrages to design and build a 600,000 m3/day water treatment plant and pumping station at Taksebt, about 100 km east of Algiers.


The contract also includes the operation and maintenance of the facilities for a five-year period once construction is completed.


SNC-Lavalin will design several water treatment plants, supply and install 90 kilometres of ductile iron pipes, and construct four tunnels, each 2.5 metres in diameter, over an area of 11.7 kilometres.


"SNC-Lavalin is a world leader in terms of its technical expertise and implementation capabilities," said Sami Bébawi, Executive Vice-President, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. "We are very pleased with this opportunity to work with the Agence Nationale des Barrages on a project which will provide potable water for a significant number of Algerians."


The pipe and tunnel systems from the water treatment plant will supply water to the provinces of Tizi Ouzou, Draâ Ben-Khedda and Boudouaou, as well as to the capital, Algiers.


The design and construction work on the plant and pumping station will be completed in different stages, with full completion in Fall 2007. Financial advisory services for the project are being provided by SNC-Lavalin Capital Inc.


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