Canadian Manufacturing

SNC-Lavalin wins pair of contracts with fertilizer producer Potash Ridge

Engineering firm will construct Valleyfield project in southwestern Quebec, undertake planning work at Blawn Mountain project in Utah



MONTREAL—SNC-Lavalin Inc. has won two contracts for construction and development work with Toronto-based fertilizer company Potash Ridge Corp.

Under the agreements, the Montreal engineering firm will take the lead on the construction of a Potash Ridge fertilizer plant near Valleyfield, Que. as well as complete a scaling study at the company’s Blawn Mountain potash project in Utah.

“Working on both Valleyfield and Blawn Mountain projects consolidates our position as one of the top players in the fertilizers and the potash industry, and we are enthusiastic to have Potash Ridge benefit from our global expertise on these exciting projects,” José Suarez, president of Mining & Metallurgy at SNC, said.

Breaking the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract for the Valleyfield facility into two phases, SNC said it will finalize engineering and process drawings, prepare equipment lists and awarding early vendor works contracts during the first four-month phase. Procurement and site works will take place in the second phase of the project. The plant is expected to be fully operational by late 2017.

Meanwhile, the company will undertake a scaling study for the development of Potash Ridge’s Blawn Mountain potash project to assess the design and capacity of the future plant. Once completed, SNC will have the exclusive option to negotiate an EPC contract for the site.

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