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SNC-LAVALIN AWARDED WATER TREATMENT PLANT & WATER TRANSPORT SYSTEM CONTRACT IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Montreal | April 15, 2003

SNC-Lavalin is pleased to announce SNC-Lavalin International Inc. has been awarded an approximately CAN$200 million fixed price contract to design and build a water treatment plant and water conveyance system in the Dominican Republic.

The project provides for the engineering, procurement and construction of a water intake, water treatment plant and aqueducts for potable water distribution throughout the states of Barahona, Bahoruco and Independencia. Construction will begin in approximately six months time once engineering and detailed environmental studies are completed.

“We are very pleased with this expression of confidence shown us by INAPA, the National Potable Water and Sanitation Authority,” said Sami Bébawi, Executive Vice-President, SNC-Lavalin. “It clearly acknowledges our leading role in delivering complete solutions in the water sector, including design, construction and our capability to arrange the necessary financing for the project.”

This financing was arranged by SNC-Lavalin Capital Inc., and will be provided by Export Development Canada (EDC), Fortis Bank and BNP Paribas.

The water system will be built over a period of 26 months, and will eventually service more than 400,000 people, providing them with a reliable supply of clean water.

SNC-Lavalin (TSX:  SNC) is one of the leading groups of engineering and construction companies in the world, and a key play in facilities and operations management. The SNC-Lavalin companies employ approximately 15,000 people in offices across Canada, the U.S. and in 30 other countries worldwide, and are currently working in some 100 countries.

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