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SNC-Lavalin wins contract to build asphalt production facility for Saudi Aramco

Company's Oil and Gas division to oversee Middle East plant expansion



SNC-Lavalin has announced a $146 million power contract win a day after its recently acquired subsidiary, Kentz, secured an oil processing facility contract in Iraq. The company's headquarters on René-Lévesque Boulevard in Montreal. PHOTO: Gene Arboit, via Wikimedia Commons

SNC headquarters on René-Lévesque Boulevard in Montreal. The company said its Saudi Arabian Kentz subsidiary will be responsible for the project. PHOTO: Gene Arboit, via Wikimedia Commons

MONTREAL—SNC-Lavalin Inc. has won a contract to expand an asphalt production facility at oil giant Saudi Aramco’s Ras Tanura Refinery in Saudi Arabia.

Under the contract, the Montreal-based firm will be responsible for overseeing the expanded asphalt plant’s engineering, procurement and construction.

“We are delighted to build further on our recent experience of executing major EPC projects with Saudi Aramco,” Christian Brown, president of the company’s Oil & Gas division, said. “Saudi Aramco is a key client for us and we have one of the largest dedicated engineering and construction teams in Saudi Arabia.”

The expansion will increase the facility’s asphalt production capacity from 22,000 barrels per day to 42,000 barrels per day. SNC said the project is expected to take approximately 18 months and will be executed by its in-Kingdom subsidiary, Saudi Arabian Kentz. The company did not disclose the value of the new contract.

SNC acquired Kentz in 2014 in an approximately US$1.97 billion deal.

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