Pilgrims at al-Haram mosque, Mecca (Fadi El Benni/Wikimedia Commons)

SNC-Lavalin wins a cool $71m in Saudi contracts

2 March 2015 | By GCR Staff

Canadian engineering giant SNC-Lavalin has won two district cooling contracts in Saudi Arabia with a combined value of approximately CAN$71m. 

The first is an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract awarded by the Saudi Dhahran Cooling Company, a subsidiary of Saudi Tabreed, to expand the district cooling facilities of their Aramco District Cooling Plant in Dhahran. The contract is estimated at $30.6m.

SNC-Lavalin will be responsible for delivering an additional cooling capacity of 5,000 refrigeration tons (RT), with all associated equipment, energy transfer stations and chilled water networks—to achieve a total cooling capacity of 32,000 RT.

The second is an EPC contract by the Central District Cooling Company, also a subsidiary of Saudi Tabreed, for the expansion of its Jabal Omar Development Company (JODC) district cooling scheme in Mecca. The contract is estimated at $40.2m.

Here SNC-Lavalin will deliver additional cooling capacity of 10,000 RT to achieve a total cooling capacity of 35,000 RT.

The company says it has 6,000 staff in Saudi Arabia.

Photograph: Pilgrims at al-Haram mosque, Mecca (Fadi El Benni/Wikimedia Commons)

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