MONTREAL—Quebec-based engineering and construction firm SNC-Lavalin Inc. has won a contract to build a sulfur dioxide capture system for a Russian mining company.
Destined for a Norilsk Nickel smelting plant in Russia’s Krasnoyarsk region, SNC said it will carry out the design work at offices in Toronto and Moscow.
Sulfur dioxide is a known air pollutant and one of the gases that contributes to the formation of acid rain. The system will be designed to reduce emissions by capturing SO2 released during the smelting process.
The company did not release the value of the contract, but said the SO2 mitigation project will be one of the largest in the world.