SNC-Lavalin wins project management office and engineering design review services contract for the interconnection of the Saudi and Egyptian power grids

MONTREAL, May 24, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ – SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC), a fully integrated professional services and project management firm with offices around the world, has been awarded a four-year contract for a project management office (PMO ) and engineering design review services by The Saudi Electric Company and The Egyptian Electricity Transmission Corporation to support the Saudi-Egyptian Power Grids Project, the Middle East and North Africa region’s first large-scale high-voltage direct current (HVDC) interconnect.

“For more than half a century, SNC-Lavalin has proven itself in the clean energy market by delivering some of the most complex HVDC interconnection projects in the world,” said Ian L. Edwards, President and Chief Executive Officer, SNC-Lavalin. “Our unparalleled engineering capabilities and understanding of the energy market are combined with the highest quality standards and the latest technologies to ensure that we provide sustainable energy solutions to our global customers and the communities they serve. serve.”

SNC-Lavalin’s PMO mandate includes overseeing the design and execution of the project, as well as supervising contractors throughout the engineering, construction and commissioning phases. The project will be led by the company’s regional expertise in the Middle East and supported by its global HVDC center of excellence in Canada.

The interconnection will extend over 1,300 kilometers of Cairo, Egyptat Medina, Saudi Arabiawith an intermediate point located at Tabuk, Saudi Arabia. Given the distance to be covered and the fact that the two countries use different electrical frequencies, the interconnection will use high voltage direct current (HVDC) technology to allow full control of the flow of energy in both directions. Once finished, the US$1.8 billion The Saudi-Egyptian interconnection project will allow the two countries to exchange up to 3 GW of electricity at peak times, supplying more than 20 million people.

“Our team of first-in-class HVDC engineers, deployed in multiple regions around the world, are honored to oversee the implementation of such an impressive network length in a challenging geographical landscape that includes both land and sea,” said Philippe HoarePresident, Engineering Services, UK and Europe, Middle East, India and CanadaSNC-Lavalin.

Since the 1970s, SNC-Lavalin has established itself as a world-renowned engineering supplier for HVDC systems. Its global team is made up of highly experienced HVDC specialists and project delivery teams supported by a network of world-class industry experts. In 2010, SNC-Lavalin also successfully completed the preliminary engineering and design mandate for the Saudi-Egyptian power grids project. Other flagship projects of the company include the IE Rio Madeira ±600 kV DC transmission line in Brazilthe Gulf Cooperation Council interconnection in the Persian Gulf and the Western Alberta transmission line in Canada.

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