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SNC-Lavalin building $141 million water diversion project in Algeria

Consulting engineers and construction giant SNC-Lavalin International of Montreal have started work on a Cdn. $141...


Consulting engineers and construction giant SNC-Lavalin International of Montreal have started work on a Cdn. $141 million contract to build a water supply transfer system in Algeria. The system will divert much needed drinking water from five area dams to the city of Algiers. Work began on the project April 1.
Raymond Fortin, Senior Vice-President of SNC-Lavalin’s water sector said in a press release: “This project has a very demanding timeframe because there’s an urgent need for water in Algiers.”
SNC-Lavalin will build a 75 km steel supply main, a number of pumping stations, including one floating station, and a water treatment facility. The company will also install a remote processing and transmission system. The
water treatment facility will have an ultimate capacity of 150,000 cubic metres of water per day, and is scheduled to be running at one-third capacity as early as June 2002.
Last year the company won a similar contract to build a 12.5 km conveyance tunnel to supply irrigation water to agricultural areas, as well as reliable drinking water to Algiers.
SNC-Lavalin employs over 10,000 people in offices across Canada and in 30 other countries around the world