SNC-Lavalin Engineers & Constructors has signed a C$122 million contract with the Greater Toronto Airports Authority to design and build a 117 megawatt cogeneration power plant at Pearson International Airport in Toronto.

The new plant will be constructed adjacent to the Toronto Airport Central Utilities Plant, where it will provide power and steam to the Airport. It will also be able to provide power to Ontario’s electrical grid.

The plant will use two LM 6000 natural gas turbines, and a steam turbine. Construction is underway, and the plant is scheduled for commercial operation by September 2005.

Once commissioned, the power plant will be operated and maintained under a separate contract by SNC-Lavalin ProFac Inc, SNC-Lavalin’s facilities and operations management subsidiary.

SNC-Lavalin has a long tradition of working in Ontario’s power generation and transmission sectors, said Klaus Triendl, executive vice-president of the SNC-Lavalin Group. This project marks another stage in our continuing commitment to provide quality, leading-edge power solutions to the province, and specifically, important additional energy stability to Canada’s busiest airport.