Agrifood

SNC-Lavalin Agro brings together SNC-Lavalin's many skills and resources in agrifood engineering, offering total project management from investment decisions to commissioning. It is experienced in all sectors including meat; dairy; wines and beverages; grain storage and primary processing; animal nutrition; breads, biscuits and pastries; fruits and vegetables; ready-cooked meals, catering and food services; agro-industry, fish and refrigerated storage. SNC-Lavalin Agro assists small and medium sized companies, national groups and multinationals, in its domestic and foreign markets.

Its multidisciplinary teams are tailored to your projects’ needs, and provide expertise in process, buildings and utilities, as well as experience in project management. It helps make your investments successful by integrating elements such as food security, respect for the environment, quality working conditions, personal and property safety, investment and operating cost optimization, upgradeability and corporate image.

Expertise

  • Infrastructure
  • Structures
  • Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Utilities
  • Industrial refrigeration
  • Low and high power electrical systems
  • Safety and security
  • Production scheduling
  • Environment
  • Dismantlement
  • Quantity surveying
  • Project management

Services

  • Consulting
  • Feasibility studies
  • Master plans/flow charts
  • Environmental aspects
  • Classified facilities (DAE/ICPE)
  • Owner representation
  • Engineering procurement construction management (EPCM)
  • Preliminary and final design
  • Administrative matters: building permits/ E.E.C. pattern approval
  • Construction contract tendering assistance
  • Working designs
  • Summary of working designs
  • Business plan approval
  • Scheduling, supervision and coordination
  • Construction supervision
  • Testing and commissioning assistance
  • Acceptance assistance
  • Engineering procurement construction (EPC)/ turnkey projects
Projects Contacts

Brossard Frozen Pastry Production Facility

Brossard's frozen pastry production facility in Castelsarrasin, France, required a new production unit to bring it up to modern standards. Working closely with Brossard, we designed and built a new 7,000 m2 production unit on the original site in accordance with the industry's latest food sanitation rules. We completed construction and moved the existing production lines into the new building in only six months, with no interruption to the production process during construction. Client: Brossard

Country : France

Aquamark Water Bottling Plant

The water bottling plant we built for Aquamark can fill as many as 300 million bottles a year. Located near the water's source in Auvergne Natural Park, our engineers employed strict environmental standards to conserve the ecological integrity of the site. Client: Aquamark

Country : France

Kermené's Meat Product Processing Plants

Our engineers have been working at Kermené's meat product processing plants throughout France for 20 years. In 2005 alone, they reconfigured a plant and completed a bacteriological analysis laboratory in Collinée, and finished building a new plant in Saint-Léry. Client: Kermené

Country : France

Kool Desserts

Among our North American mandates in 2006, Kool Desserts awarded us a contract to design and build its dairy dessert production facility in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec. We completed the project in just under a year and the facility is now in commercial production. Client: Kool Desserts

Country : Canada

Pernod Ricard's Eau-de-Vie Storage Site

Pernod Ricard's site in Cognac, France will be its largest eau-de-vie storage site. We are building four new cellars with a total capacity of 440,000 hectolitres, able to store 100,000 barrels of eau-de-vie in an area over 30,000 m2. Client: Pernod Ricard

Country : France

Louis Roederer Champagne Cellar Project

In 2006, champagne producer, Louis Roederer, hired us to manage the construction of two new cellars able to store nine million bottles and a 24,000 hectolitre wine making vat room, all in the heart of Reims. Client: Louis Roederer

Country : France

Audit and VAP diagnostic

Commensal wanted to improve its manufacturing performance with the identification of productivity projects requiring little or no capital.  SNC-Lavalin Agro's engineers observed and analyzed production activities using a Value-Added Production (VAP) approach.  Then, teaming with the client, SNC-Lavalin Agro developed improvement initiatives allowing Commensal to maintain its leading position in the healthy food sector. Client: Commensal

Country : Canada

Broken glass detection

Our client wished to improve its broken glass detection system, critical for its operations.  In addition to quality insurance, the system needed to be reliable and to eliminate the 10% line stoppages it was causing.  SNC-Lavalin Agro replaced the technology used for breakage detection, reprogrammed the system, and added a control via HMI up to Diageo satisfaction. Client: Diageo

Country : Canada

New feed mill

In a first phase of the construction of a new feed mill, MacEwen Grain trusted SNC-Lavalin Agro to be its project manager.  Then, using the proposal made by two (2) third-parties, SNC-Lavalin Agro provided its technical expertise in engineering to review the design and prepare all plans for construction for MacEwen Agricenter's best interests. Client: MacEwen Grain

Country : Canada

Brossard Frozen Pastry Production Facility

Brossard's frozen pastry production facility in Castelsarrasin, France, required a new production unit to bring it up to modern standards. Working closely with Brossard, we designed and built a new 7,000 m2 production unit on the original site in accordance with the industry's latest food sanitation rules. We completed construction and moved the existing production lines into the new building in only six months, with no interruption to the production process during construction. Client: Brossard

Aquamark Water Bottling Plant

The water bottling plant we built for Aquamark can fill as many as 300 million bottles a year. Located near the water's source in Auvergne Natural Park, our engineers employed strict environmental standards to conserve the ecological integrity of the site. Client: Aquamark

Kermené's Meat Product Processing Plants

Our engineers have been working at Kermené's meat product processing plants throughout France for 20 years. In 2005 alone, they reconfigured a plant and completed a bacteriological analysis laboratory in Collinée, and finished building a new plant in Saint-Léry. Client: Kermené

Kool Desserts

Among our North American mandates in 2006, Kool Desserts awarded us a contract to design and build its dairy dessert production facility in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec. We completed the project in just under a year and the facility is now in commercial production. Client: Kool Desserts

Pernod Ricard's Eau-de-Vie Storage Site

Pernod Ricard's site in Cognac, France will be its largest eau-de-vie storage site. We are building four new cellars with a total capacity of 440,000 hectolitres, able to store 100,000 barrels of eau-de-vie in an area over 30,000 m2. Client: Pernod Ricard

Louis Roederer Champagne Cellar Project

In 2006, champagne producer, Louis Roederer, hired us to manage the construction of two new cellars able to store nine million bottles and a 24,000 hectolitre wine making vat room, all in the heart of Reims. Client: Louis Roederer

Audit and VAP diagnostic

Commensal wanted to improve its manufacturing performance with the identification of productivity projects requiring little or no capital.  SNC-Lavalin Agro's engineers observed and analyzed production activities using a Value-Added Production (VAP) approach.  Then, teaming with the client, SNC-Lavalin Agro developed improvement initiatives allowing Commensal to maintain its leading position in the healthy food sector. Client: Commensal

Broken glass detection

Our client wished to improve its broken glass detection system, critical for its operations.  In addition to quality insurance, the system needed to be reliable and to eliminate the 10% line stoppages it was causing.  SNC-Lavalin Agro replaced the technology used for breakage detection, reprogrammed the system, and added a control via HMI up to Diageo satisfaction. Client: Diageo

New feed mill

In a first phase of the construction of a new feed mill, MacEwen Grain trusted SNC-Lavalin Agro to be its project manager.  Then, using the proposal made by two (2) third-parties, SNC-Lavalin Agro provided its technical expertise in engineering to review the design and prepare all plans for construction for MacEwen Agricenter's best interests. Client: MacEwen Grain