Rideau Transit Group Partnership awarded Ottawa's Confederation Line

Rideau Transit Group Partnership awarded Ottawa's Confederation Line 
MONTREAL, Feb. 13, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC) is pleased to 
announce that the consortium, the Rideau Transit Group Partnership, of which 
SNC-Lavalin is a partner, has finalized an agreement with the City of Ottawa 
to design, build, finance and maintain the Confederation Line, the city's 
first-ever light rail transit system. 
In the initial phase of the project, the Rideau Transit Group Partnership will 
be responsible for the construction of 12.5 km of guideway, 10 above-ground 
stations, three underground stations and a 2.5 km tunnel beneath the downtown 
core. The consortium will also widen Highway 417 between Nicholas Street to 
the Highway 174 split, supply the light rail transit vehicles, build a 
maintenance and storage facility, and provide ongoing maintenance of the 
system for a 30-year period. 
The Confederation Line is a sustainable and affordable rapid transit solution 
that will get passengers to their destinations more quickly, and significantly 
relieve pressure on Ottawa's existing traffic congestion, including its bus 
infrastructure. 
"We and our partners are truly honoured to have been selected to work with the 
City of Ottawa to deliver a project that will benefit the National Capital 
Region for many decades to come," said Robert G. Card, President and CEO, 
SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. "The Confederation light rail project is 
transformational in nature and will change the face of Canada's capital. This 
landmark project will also provide significant economic and environmental 
benefits, resulting in considerable time savings to commuters and fewer 
vehicles on the road." 
With a construction cost estimated at approximately $1.8 billion, the 
Confederation Line represents the biggest capital undertaking in the history 
of the City of Ottawa. Work on the Confederation Line and the widening of 
Highway 417 will commence in the spring of 2013, with revenue service 
anticipated in spring of 2018. 
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. www.snclavalin.com  
Media: Leslie Quinton Senior Vice-President, Global Corporate Communications 
SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. 514-390-8000, ext. 7354 leslie.quinton@snclavalin.com 
Investors: Denis Jasmin Vice-President, Investor Relations SNC-Lavalin Group 
Inc. 514-390-8000, ext. 7553 denis.jasmin@snclavalin.com 
SOURCE: SNC-LAVALIN 
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