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Canadian firm awarded $92m district cooling deal

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.

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