Leading engineering and construction group SNC-Lavalin has secured two prestigious orders in the region – the first for an airport in Saudi Arabia and the second for a refinery in Qatar.
Its Saudi contract will see it work as part of a consortium on a district cooling contract for the Riyadh King Khalid International Airport.
It will work with Toledo Arabia Company on the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the Saudi Riyadh Cooling Company (SRCC). The value of SNC-Lavalin’s share in the contract is estimated at $70 million.
SNC-Lavalin is responsible for the design, procurement, construction and commissioning of two district cooling plants, with a total capacity of 38,000 refrigeration tonnes (RT), equal to 134 MW, including a thermal storage tank with an output capacity of 5,000 RT.
Construction was scheduled to start last month (December), with chilled water production for the first cooling plant planned for August 2017 followed by the second in September 2018.
“In addition to meeting the demand for cooling at the King Khalid International Airport, the district cooling solution will lower energy requirements while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and sound pollution,” said Ian Edwards, president, infrastructure.
Its project in Qatar was awarded by Qatargas for a water recycling facility at its Laffan Refinery Two plant in Ras Laffan Industrial City.
SNC-Lavalin is providing engineering, procurement, supply, construction and commissioning services for the recycling facility to handle treated industrial water from the Laffan Refineries One and Two. The contract is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2017.
The recycling system is designed to reuse treated industrial water produced by the industrial plants. The system mainly consists of ultra-filtration and reverse osmosis methods with ancillary facilities. Purified water will be recycled back to the refineries for use in the cooling and boiler feed water systems.
“We are delighted to play a key role in delivering this sustainable project, which contributes to Qatargas meeting its environmental commitments, and bringing the system safely into operation,” says Christian Brown, president, oil and gas.
“We have been working with Qatargas for 12 years and look forward to continuing our successful relationship.”
When completed, the Laffan Refinery Two will process an additional 146,000 barrels per day of condensate recovered from the North Field, doubling the capacity of Laffan Refinery One.
With operations in Qatar since 1997, SNC-Lavalin has worked on some of the largest projects in the country, including the Pearl GTL complex and multiple projects for Qatargas and Qatar Petroleum.
Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is one of the leading engineering and construction groups in the world and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. It has offices in over 50 countries and provides engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) and engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services to clients in a variety of industry sectors, including oil and gas, mining and metallurgy, infrastructure and power. SNC-Lavalin can also combine these services with its financing and operations and maintenance capabilities to provide complete end-to-end project solutions.