SNC-Lavalin wins contract for cutting-edge power project in the United States
MONTREAL, Dec. 18, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ – SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC), in joint
venture with Skanska, has been awarded a contract for the Newark Energy
Center, a 655-MW gas-fired combined cycle power plant in New Jersey.
SNC-Lavalin is providing engineering, procurement, start-up and
commissioning services, while Skanska is responsible for construction
and site management.
The Newark Energy Center is being developed by a joint venture of Hess
Newark Plant Holdings, LLC, a subsidiary of Hess Corporation and
EIF-NEC, LLC, a subsidiary of private equity funds managed by Energy
The plant will use the latest General Electric (GE) F class 5 series
combustion gas turbines to generate power in a reliable and energy
efficient manner. The facility, scheduled to be operational in 2015,
will also be one of the cleanest of its kind in the United States
thanks to its use of natural gas and sophisticated emissions control
“We are proud to support a project that will provide clean, efficient
and dependable electricity to the northern New Jersey grid, while
bringing new jobs and revenue to Newark,” said Patrick Lamarre,
Executive Vice-President, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.
SNC-Lavalin has a long history of working with GE F class gas turbines,
having successfully installed 70 such units at power plants around the
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. www.snclavalin.com.