January 24, 2012 by Andrew Snook
Montreal-based SNC-Lavalin announced today that it has been awarded a $48 million contract with Societatea Nationala “Nuclearelectrica” (SNN) for the installation of reactor containment filtered venting systems (CFVS) at the Cernavoda Nuclear Power Plant in Romania.
Patrick Lamarre, executive vice-president for SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., recently stated that the project is part of an industry-wide upgrade strategy for nuclear plant safety in the event of serious accidents or natural disaster.
“This contract with SNN leverages SNC-Lavalin Nuclear’s expertise in nuclear power plant retrofits and in executing projects with challenging logistics. It also provides a platform for SNC-Lavalin Nuclear to build on its 45 years of experience as opportunities grow in the European nuclear market,” Lamarre said.
Construction is scheduled to begin immediately and be completed by late 2013.
With files from CNW Newswire