MONTREAL, Dec. 6, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC), in a consortium that includes General Electric International Inc., has been awarded a turnkey contract by PKN Orlen to build a combined cycle power plant in Wloclawek, Poland. The value of the company's portion of the contract is estimated at $183.7 million. PKN Orlen is one of Central Europe's largest crude oil refiners and fuel retailer.
Designed to meet stringent environmental requirements, the plant will produce 463 MW of power through a gas turbine with a heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) and steam turbine. SNC-Lavalin's mandate will include the provision of all plant equipment, excluding the gas turbine (with HRSG) and the steam turbine and generator. The company will also provide project management, engineering, procurement, construction, start up and commissioning services for the overall project.
"SNC-Lavalin is extremely proud to work on this important contract for PKN Orlen," said Patrick Lamarre, Executive Vice-President, Global Power, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. "We are honoured to provide our industry leading expertise to support PKN Orlen in its goal to supply clean and efficient energy."
Construction is scheduled to start in March, 2013, and is expected to take 36 months.
SNC-Lavalin is one of the leading engineering and construction groups in
the world and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure, and in
the provision of operations and maintenance services. Founded in 1911,
SNC-Lavalin has offices across Canada and in over 40 other countries
around the world, and is currently working in some 100 countries.