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SNC-Lavalin wins major Meydan One MEP contract

The Canadian project management firm will design and deliver three substations which form part of Meydan One's electrical infrastructure

The Canada-based contractor generated revenues of more than $9bn (SAR33bn) in 2017.
The Canada-based contractor generated revenues of more than $9bn (SAR33bn) in 2017.

SNC-Lavalin has won a significant engineering and procurement services contract for Dubai’s luxury Meyden One development.

The win, valued at approximately $70m (AED90m) according to a statement on Wednesday, will see the Canada-based project management firm design and deliver all three 132/11kV gas insulated switchgear (GIS) substations – including the civil design and delivery of 3 two-storey buildings, all electrical equipment and electro-mechanical works.

The substations, expected to be energised in late 2019, are a key component of the electrical infrastructure of the Meydan One Development – one of Dubai’s biggest planned developments with a land mass exceeding 3.6 million sqm and a gross floor area of over 5 million sqm.

The firm said: “Deliverables for each of the three substations include the design, procurement, installation and commissioning of the 132kV and 11kV switchgears, 132/11kV 35/50MVA transformers, shunt reactors, capacitors, earthing transformers, associated control and protections, and remote end integration.”

READ: SNC-Lavalin inks contract to build Florexx refinery in UAE

Speaking on the news, Marie-Claude Dumas, president, clean power at SNC-Lavalin, said: “The Mahra, Jeyad and Forsan substations are a key part of this exciting development, helping to form the backbone of the electrical infrastructure that will address growth demand in the new Meydan One development.”

The news comes amid a flurry of contract wins for SNC-Lavalin over the past few months.

Two weeks ago saw the Canadian firm sign a whopping $1.5bn (OMR576m) contract with Omani plastics to design and build a greenfield polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastics plant 150km southeast of Oman’s capital Muscat.

READ: SNC-Lavalin’s net income rises 50% to $382m

In May, the Central District Cooling Company, a subsidiary of Saudi Tabreed, signed a $42m (SAR160m) with SNC to build infrastructure needed to increase cooling capacity at the Mekkah site by a quarter.

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