SNC-Lavalin consortium awarded Evergreen Line rapid transit project in Metro Vancouver

SNC-Lavalin consortium awarded Evergreen Line rapid transit project in Metro 
MONTREAL, Jan. 31, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC) is pleased to 
announce that its consortium, EGRT Construction, has signed a design, build 
and finance agreement with the Province of British Columbia for the Evergreen 
Line rapid transit project in Metro Vancouver. EGRT Construction is led by 
SNC-Lavalin Constructors (Pacific) Inc., the design-build contractor, and 
includes a joint venture between SNC-Lavalin Constructors (Western) Inc. and 
Graham Building Service. 
The Evergreen Line will link the Tri-Cities area to the existing Millennium 
Line for the first time through rapid transit. The new system is expected to 
support community growth and development along the route and near the stations 
by providing better transit connections between regional centres and downtown 
The construction cost for the Evergreen Line is estimated at $889 million. 
EGRT Construction will be responsible for the construction of elevated and 
at-grade guideways, a two-kilometre bored tunnel, seven stations, power 
substations, train operating systems, parking facilities, and a vehicle 
storage and light maintenance facility. 
"We are honoured to have been selected for a project which will greatly 
enhance Metro Vancouver's world-class mass transit network," said Robert Card, 
President and CEO, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. "We are also pleased to be working 
with the Government of BC to once again deliver a sustainable rapid transit 
system that will link communities in the northeast sector to downtown 
Work on the Evergreen Line will begin in February 2013, with completion 
expected for the summer of 2016. 
SNC-Lavalin is one of the leading engineering and construction groups in the 
world and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure, and in the 
provision of operations and maintenance services. Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin 
has offices across Canada and in over 40 other countries around the world, and 
is currently working in some 100 countries. 
Media: Leslie Quinton Senior Vice-President, Global Corporate 
Communications SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. 514-390-8000, ext. 7354  
Investors: Denis Jasmin Vice-President, Investor Relations SNC-Lavalin Group 
Inc. 514-390-8000, ext. 7553   
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