Power

SNC-Lavalin's Power Group has nearly 100 years of experience in more than 120 countries. It is ranked first in Canada and recognized internationally as a leader in engineering and construction in the fields of hydroelectric, nuclear and thermal power generation, power system studies, power sector reform, transmission and distribution projects.

SNC-Lavalin's power projects represent an installed capacity of nearly 380,000 MW, more than 110,000 km of transmission and distribution lines and some 1,500 substations. The Power Group also owns and operates several generation and transmission facilities, a number of which it designed, built and financed.

SNC-Lavalin offers full engineering, procurement and construction services on a cost reimbursable and lump-sum turnkey basis. It also arranges financing and participates in ownership.

Projects Contacts

Provincial Electricity Authority

SNC-Lavalin supplied six new Distribution Management Systems (SCADA/DMS/EMS) to the Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) in Thailand. The PEA power system serves more than 12 million customers, and covers 510,000 km2. The scope of work included all computer hardware and software, remote terminal units, communication equipment, the construction of control centre buildings, and other peripheral equipment.

Country : Thailand

Concentrated Solar Power Demonstration Plant

Solar Two, in Barstow, California, is a Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) demonstration plant funded by the US Department of Energy. It uses molten salt to store energy thermally for subsequent electrical energy production. SNC-Lavalin worked as the owner's engineer to support SolarReserve in the development and deployment of this dispatchable "solar-on-demand" technology in utility scale power plants.

Country : United States

Modernization of Structures at the Beauharnois Complex

The Beauharnois hydroelectric complex is located downstream of the Beauharnois Canal, some 60 km southwest of Montreal. The plant was built in three phases, commissioned respectively in 1932, 1950 and 1959. The three run-of-river plants have integrated intakes and a total installed capacity of 1,574 MW. Modernization includes establishing scope of work, structural analysis, modelling and simulation of concrete swelling, rehabilitation alternatives, analysis of all components to establish their rehabilitation needs and selection of solutions. Client: Hydro-Québec

Country : Canada

Bruce Power: Bruce A Steam Generator (SG) Replacement

Aimed at restarting and extending the life of the laid up Bruce A NGS, Units 1 and 2, Bruce A Limited Partnership (BALP) initiated this project in 2004.  BALP engaged SNC-Lavalin to perform this first of a kind replacement of SGs in a CANDU reactor. A total of 16 SGs, each weighing 100 tonnes, were removed and replaced. Part of the operation involved lifting and relocating four steam drums, each weighing 250 tonnes, to make way for the removal of the SGs. SNC Lavalin's services included engineering design, removal of existing SGs, installation and removal of temporary structures, metrology, project management, and installation of new SGs.       SNC-Lavalin Nuclear was the winner of the 2010 Canadian Consulting Engineering Award in the category of Natural Resources Industry & Energy for the recently completed CANDU Steam Generator Replacement at Bruce A Units 1&2.

Country : Canada

2,250 MW Combined Cycle Merchant Power Plant

Services provided: engineering, procurement, construction, startup and commissioningThis 2,250 MW power plant is comprised of eight GE Frame 7FA gas turbine generators, eight triple pressure HRSGs and four GE 250 MW steam turbine generators.This project is one of two merchant power plants built by SNC-Lavalin Constructors Inc., a subsidiary of SNC-Lavalin Inc. It is considered the largest natural gas-fired plant in North America and among the largest of its kind in the world. Client: Panda Energy / TECO / Gila River Power, L.P.

Country : United States

Three Sisters Underground Conversion

At the Three Sisters Mountain Village Resort in Canada's Rocky Mountains, we converted two overhead transmission lines to underground high-voltage cable encased in concrete duct banks. Construction challenges included abandoned shallow mineshafts, sinkholes and special wildlife precautions. Client: Three Sisters Mountain Village

Country : Canada

Provincial Electricity Authority

SNC-Lavalin supplied six new Distribution Management Systems (SCADA/DMS/EMS) to the Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) in Thailand. The PEA power system serves more than 12 million customers, and covers 510,000 km2. The scope of work included all computer hardware and software, remote terminal units, communication equipment, the construction of control centre buildings, and other peripheral equipment.

Concentrated Solar Power Demonstration Plant

Solar Two, in Barstow, California, is a Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) demonstration plant funded by the US Department of Energy. It uses molten salt to store energy thermally for subsequent electrical energy production. SNC-Lavalin worked as the owner's engineer to support SolarReserve in the development and deployment of this dispatchable "solar-on-demand" technology in utility scale power plants.

Modernization of Structures at the Beauharnois Complex

The Beauharnois hydroelectric complex is located downstream of the Beauharnois Canal, some 60 km southwest of Montreal. The plant was built in three phases, commissioned respectively in 1932, 1950 and 1959. The three run-of-river plants have integrated intakes and a total installed capacity of 1,574 MW. Modernization includes establishing scope of work, structural analysis, modelling and simulation of concrete swelling, rehabilitation alternatives, analysis of all components to establish their rehabilitation needs and selection of solutions. Client: Hydro-Québec

Bruce Power: Bruce A Steam Generator (SG) Replacement

Aimed at restarting and extending the life of the laid up Bruce A NGS, Units 1 and 2, Bruce A Limited Partnership (BALP) initiated this project in 2004.  BALP engaged SNC-Lavalin to perform this first of a kind replacement of SGs in a CANDU reactor. A total of 16 SGs, each weighing 100 tonnes, were removed and replaced. Part of the operation involved lifting and relocating four steam drums, each weighing 250 tonnes, to make way for the removal of the SGs. SNC Lavalin's services included engineering design, removal of existing SGs, installation and removal of temporary structures, metrology, project management, and installation of new SGs.       SNC-Lavalin Nuclear was the winner of the 2010 Canadian Consulting Engineering Award in the category of Natural Resources Industry & Energy for the recently completed CANDU Steam Generator Replacement at Bruce A Units 1&2.

2,250 MW Combined Cycle Merchant Power Plant

Services provided: engineering, procurement, construction, startup and commissioningThis 2,250 MW power plant is comprised of eight GE Frame 7FA gas turbine generators, eight triple pressure HRSGs and four GE 250 MW steam turbine generators.This project is one of two merchant power plants built by SNC-Lavalin Constructors Inc., a subsidiary of SNC-Lavalin Inc. It is considered the largest natural gas-fired plant in North America and among the largest of its kind in the world. Client: Panda Energy / TECO / Gila River Power, L.P.

Three Sisters Underground Conversion

At the Three Sisters Mountain Village Resort in Canada's Rocky Mountains, we converted two overhead transmission lines to underground high-voltage cable encased in concrete duct banks. Construction challenges included abandoned shallow mineshafts, sinkholes and special wildlife precautions. Client: Three Sisters Mountain Village