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SNC-Lavalin Awarded Contract in Alberta's Oil Sands

SNC Lavalin SNC-Lavalin has been awarded an engineering and procurement (EP) contract by Grizzly Oil Sands ULC for its new Algar Lake Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) facility located near Fort McMurray in north-eastern Alberta.

The project consists of an initial 5,000 barrel per day SAGD central processing facility with associated well pads, flow lines, tank farm and 8 MW cogeneration facility. Work has begun out of SNC-Lavalin's Calgary office and the detailed design of the project is expected to be completed in April 2011.

This is a unique project in the fact that the execution plan is based on engineering and constructing a completely modularized processing facility capable of being trucked to site. Field construction requirements will be limited to placing and interconnecting the modules followed by commissioning of the facility.

"We are very pleased to be recognized for our SAGD experience as well as our modularization expertise, and we look forward to supporting Grizzly with their novel approach" said Jean Beaudoin, Executive Vice-President, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. "We have been active in the oil sands market for many years, and this award highlights our ability to tailor our experience and delivery model for our clients."

SNC-Lavalin (TSX:SNC) 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 35 other countries around the world, and is currently working in some 100 countries.

Published 19/08/2010

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