SNC-LAVALIN JOINT VENTURE AWARDED FIVE WATER DISTRICT COOLING CONTRACTS IN ABU DHABI
SNC-Lavalin is pleased to announce that SNC-Lavalin Gulf Contractors LLC (SLGC) has been awarded five contracts, worth a total of over CDN$97 million, by National Central Cooling Company (PJSC) (Tabreed) in Abu Dhabi to build two new water cooling plants and expand three others in the United Arab Emirates.
SLGC, a joint venture between SNC-Lavalin International Inc. and Tabreed, will provide engineering services and will execute the procurement and construction works for the five projects, located respectively at Sheikh Zayed Sports City, Al Dhafrah, Sheikh Zayed Road, Ajman and Abu Dhabi Khalifa University. Once completed, the water cooling projects are expected to provide the UAE with an additional 62,400 tons of chilled water per year.
“This is the fifteenth water cooling contract we’ve carried out together in the last five years, which gives a good indication of the strength of this partnership and the confidence Tabreed and its clients have in our expertise,” said Sami Bébawi, Executive Vice-President, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.
Work is already underway on the cooling plants, which will be completed at different times between April and December 2006.
“District cooling will continue to be a thriving business, particularly with energy costs rising so much,” said Hubert Lafortune, General Manager, SNC-Lavalin Gulf Contractors. “SLGC’s innovative approach and cost-effective solutions are designed specifically to meet the needs of Tabreed’s clients.”
SLGC was formed early in 2004, following completion of major turnkey engineering, procurement and construction contracts in Abu Dhabi, awarded to SNC-Lavalin between 2000 and 2003, for four large chilled water plants for district cooling systems with a yearly capacity of 40,000 tons of chilled water.
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