MONTREAL—Montreal engineering and construction firm SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. has formed a new joint venture with ABB Group, an automation technology multinational.
The two firms will form Linxon, which will undertake turnkey electrical alternating current substation projects related to renewable and conventional power generation, power transmission and transportation solutions.
Linxon will provide project design, engineering, procurement, construction, management, commissioning and after-sales support. It will have an opening order backlog of $440 million.
“Linxon will combine ABB’s technology leadership with SNC-Lavalin’s expertise in managing infrastructure projects to deliver enhanced customer value” said Claudio Facchin, president of ABB’s Power Grids division.
The transaction was announced in December 2017 and Linxon is expected to commence operations from Sept. 1, with SNC-Lavalin having a majority and controlling interest in the JV.
“We are delighted to join forces with ABB and bring together our respective strengths to deliver sustainable energy solutions for substations, while providing value for customers through cost efficiencies and an enhanced delivery capability,” said Marie-Claude Dumas, chair, Board of Directors, Linxon and president of Clean Power, SNC-Lavalin.
Frédéric Tréfois, currently responsible for Engineering, Procurement, Construction solutions within ABB’s Grid Integration business has been appointed as the CEO of Linxon.