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SNC-LAVALIN ACQUIRES CAPITAL ENGINEERING IN THE USA

Montreal | May 2, 2007


SNC-Lavalin is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, SNC-Lavalin America Inc., has acquired Capital Engineering Inc. located in Chicago, USA.

This acquisition will further enhance SNC-Lavalin’s engineering and construction management capabilities in the steel and aluminum sectors, and provide an established regional presence in the key Chicago and midwest US markets.

"This addition of approximately 50 experienced, well qualified people builds on our established capabilities and depth in the steel and aluminum sectors, and provides us with innovative mill equipment design capabilities for custom material handling applications," said Robert C. Grier, Vice-President and General Manager, SNC-Lavalin America Inc.

Capital Engineering has been providing general engineering and specialty mill equipment design services to the steel and aluminum industries since1984.

"This acquisition is in line with our strategy to further expand our regional capabilities to service heavy industrial markets in the US," said Patrick Lamarre, President of SNC-Lavalin Engineers and Constructors Inc. "Not only does Capital Engineering have solid synergies with SNC-Lavalin America’s metals capabilities in Pittsburgh, it will also provide us with an opportunity to expand our reach in providing engineering services to the environmental, chemical, refining and utility sectors in this region."

SNC-Lavalin (TSX:SNC) is one of the leading groups of engineering and construction companies in the world, a major player in the ownership of infrastructure, and in the provision of operations and maintenance services. The SNC-Lavalin companies have offices across Canada and in 34 other countries around the world and are currently working in some 100 countries.

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