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SNC-LAVALIN WINS ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION FACILITY CONTRACT IN UAE

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Montreal | October 21, 2003

SNC-Lavalin International Inc. has been awarded a US$47.4 million contract by the Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company (TAKREER) for the detailed engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) and commissioning of the Central Environment Protection Facility (BeAAT) in the United Arab Emirates. 

Work on the new Facility will begin mid November, with completion scheduled in 30 months.

« This award recognizes SNC-Lavalin's excellence in this field, and we are proud to be associated with this initiative on the part of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) dedicated to improving protection of the environment, » said Normand Morin, Executive Vice-President, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.

The BeAAT facility will comprise several waste treatment units - each designed to achieve specific objectives of the waste treatment process - including landfills.

Jean Nehmé, Vice-President of SNC-Lavalin's Montreal Industrial Business Unit, explained that, « the BeAAT facility is in line with TAKREER's strategy to safely receive, manage, treat and dispose of waste generated by ADNOC, and its group of companies, to ensure that human health and the environment are adequately protected. »

SNC-Lavalin (TSX:  SNC) is one of the leading groups of engineering and construction companies in the world, a global leader in the ownership and management of infrastructure, and a key player in facilities and operations management.  The SNC-Lavalin companies have offices across Canada and in 30 other countries around the world and are currently working in some 100 countries.

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Montreal | October 21, 2003
SNC-LAVALIN WINS ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION FACILITY CONTRACT IN UAE