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SNC-LAVALIN AWARDED CONTRACT TO BUILD 120 MW HYDRO PLANT IN BRITISH COLUMBIA

Vancouver | February 28, 2003

SNC-Lavalin Inc., in consortium, is pleased to announce that it has signed a $167 million contract to design and build a 120 MW power facility for Brilliant Expansion Power Corporation in British Columbia.

SNC-Lavalin and its partners, Skanska-Chant JV and Skanska International Civil Engineering AB, together form the Brilliant Expansion Consortium which will provide engineering, procurement and construction for the new power facility. This contract is part of a larger project to expand the existing 150 MW Brilliant Dam Generating Station, located on the Kootenay River near Castlegar, British Columbia.

“We’ve made a name for ourselves as a partner of choice in the power sector worldwide,” said Klaus Triendl, Executive Vice-President, SNC-Lavalin. “Our growing presence in British Columbia was instrumental in our being awarded this contract and will serve us in good stead for future opportunities in the region”.

The partners will begin work in the first quarter of 2003, and expect to complete construction in 2006.

SNC-Lavalin (TSX:  SNC) is one of the leading groups of engineering and construction companies in the world, and a key player in facilities and operations management, and in the ownership, operation and maintenance of infrastructure. The SNC-Lavalin companies employ nearly 15,000 people in offices across Canada and in 30 other countries around the world and are currently working in some 100 countries.

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