SNC-Lavalin announces financial closure for the new Shriners Hospitals for Children in Montreal

Apr 11, 2013, 08:30 ET from SNC-LAVALIN

MONTREAL, April 11, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC) is pleased to announce that it has officially signed a contract with Shriners Hospitals for Children for the construction of its new Montreal hospital, including the procurement, installation and commissioning of medical equipment. The new hospital will replace the existing Shriners Hospital in Montreal.

Officially known as Shriners Hospitals for Children® - Canada, the hospital will have eight stories, and be linked to the new Montreal Children's Hospital located at the McGill University Health Centre's Glen site, allowing the two facilities to share services. It will have 22 single-patient rooms, four operating rooms, a basic research and new clinical investigation unit, ambulatory care services and rehabilitation services, including physiotherapy and occupational therapy. The new building will be more than twice the size of the existing facility, with a surface area of approximately 20,500 square metres. 

"We are very pleased to have been awarded a third key project in Quebec's health care sector," said Charles Chebl, Executive Vice-President, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. "This state-of-the-art health care facility will be a true model of excellence in pediatric orthopedics."

SNC-Lavalin provided structural engineering, civil engineering and pre-construction services for the project following an early services agreement between SNC-Lavalin and Shriners in May of 2011. Construction will begin in April 2013, and the project is expected to be completed in the fall of 2015. 

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.