MONTREAL, Aug. 26, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC) has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract by Transportadora de Gas Internacional S.A. E.S.P. (TGI), for a greenfield compression plant in Cajica, Cundinamarca, Colombia. A subsidiary of Grupo Energía de Bogotá, TGI is the country's largest natural gas transportation company with nearly 4,000 kilometres of pipelines.
The project will allow TGI to meet peak demand for natural gas in Colombia by adding a compressor station to the company's La Sabana gas pipeline. The gas compressors will use centrifugal technology and low-noise electric motors which require no lubricating oils and produce no atmospheric emissions.
The work will be carried out from SNC-Lavalin's offices in Colombia with completion scheduled for 2015. With over 5,000 staff in South America and nearly 2,000 in Colombia, SNC-Lavalin is one of the largest engineering and construction suppliers in Colombia, providing services for oil & gas, mining and infrastructure.
"We are proud to be involved in a project which will help satisfy the increased energy requirements of the people of Colombia," said Charles Chebl, Executive Vice-President, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. "Our ability to mobilize a diverse range of expertise will also allow us to help TGI meet that demand sustainably."
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 active in some 100 countries. www.snclavalin.com