SNC-Lavalin will be responsible for design, procurement, construction and commissioning of plant
Canada’s largest engineering and construction company, SNC-Lavalin Group has won its third contract for a district cooling project in Saudi Arabia.
The contract was awarded to the Montreal-based firm by the Central District Cooling Company, a subsidiary of Saudi Tabreed District Cooling Company.
Under the terms of the contract, estimated at $92m, SNC-Lavalin will be responsible for the design, procurement, construction and commissioning of a district cooling plant, with an ultimate capacity of 55,000 Refrigeration Tonnes (RT), 1.5 km of dual underground chilled water distribution pipeline and 10 energy transfer stations with a total capacity of 36,000 RT.
Engineering work on the project is under-way, and construction is scheduled to begin in the third quarter of 2012, the company said.
The first phase of the project, a chilled water production plant for the Jebel Omar Development, is planned for December 2013.