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CANAM STRUCTAL AWARDED A US$18 MILLION STEEL CONTRACT FOR 28-STORY PHILADELPHIA OFFICE BUILDING
Structal, the heavy structural steel division of Canam Steel Corporation, has been awarded an US$18 million contract to supply steel for the 28-story Cira Centre office building in downtown Philadelphia.
“The contract, with general contractor Turner Construction Co., includes the supply, fabrication and e******n of the structural steel for a building in the re-development area near the downtown railroad station”, said Charlie Watson, president of the Structal division in the U.S.
A total of 8,050 tons of structural steel and metal deck will be manufactured for the building, beginning in March with completion of delivery and e******n of the material in the fall of 2004.
The building will total 784,000 square feet when completed and is part of the city’s Keystone Opportunity Zone revitalization.
Canam/Structal has completed several projects with Turner Construction, the nation’s largest builder. The most recent project was to supply and erect steel for the new Philadelphia Eagles Lincoln Financial Field, as well as the construction of the Nationwide Arena in Columbus in 1999.
Structal is the heavy structural steel division of The Canam Manac Group, Inc., an industrial company with 18 steel component, semitrailer and forestry equipment fabrication facilities. The company employs more than 4,000 people in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Romania and India.
Source: The Canam Manac Group
SNC-LAVALIN SIGNS FOR N-PARAFFIN & LINEAR ALKYL BENZENE PROJECT IN SAUDI ARABIA
SNC-Lavalin is pleased to announce that it has signed agreements with Gulf Farabi Petrochemical Company Limited in Saudi Arabia to execute an n-Paraffin and Linear Alkyl Benzene (LAB) Plant Project in the Kingdom. The project has a capitalized value of Saudi Rial 1218 million (US $338 million).
SNC-Lavalin will provide engineering, procurement, construction management and commissioning services for the project.
“The selection of SNC-Lavalin is a perfect fit for this project, given our expertise in designing and building n-Paraffin and LAB Plants,” said Krish Krishnamoorthy, Executive Vice-President, SNC-Lavalin.
Once completed, the plant will produce 120,000 tonnes per annum (“TPA”) of n-Paraffin and 70,000 TPA of LAB.
n-Paraffin is prepared from kerosene, and then used to produce LAB, the basic raw material for detergents. The plants will be located adjacent to the existing Saudi Aramco Shell (SASREF) Refinery at Al-Jubail, which will supply the kerosene for the n-Paraffin production.
“SNC-Lavalin’s ability to offer international clients a wide range of global complementary expertise is one of our key strengths,” added John Hutchinson, Senior Vice-President & General Manager, Chemicals and Petroleum International Business Unit of SNC-Lavalin Inc. “SNC-Lavalin’s joint venture office with Saud Consult in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia will also be making an important contribution to the success of this project.”
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GTI TESTS ARE PROMISING FOR LOW-EMISSIONS ENGINE TECHNOLOGY
Independent testing performed by Gas Technology Institute (GTI) confirmed that the GreenGuard emissions control system for natural-gas-fueled reciprocating engines, a product of Attainment Technologies LLC, can significantly reduce nitrogen oxides (NOx) and carbon monoxide (CO) exhaust emissions levels to meet California Air Resources Board (ARB) 2007 requirements.
Results from tests on an 820-kilowatt (kW) engine have researchers optimistic that, through further development and validation, the emissions reduction technology can be integrated into future reciprocating engine-based distributed energy (DE) and combined heating and power (CHP) applications.
“As part of GTI’s strategy for developing low-emissions, high-efficiency, packaged DE and CHP systems,” says John Kelly, GTI’s Executive Director, Distributed Energy
cial production of products in the first quarter of 2006.
SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC) is one of the leading groups of engineering and construction companies in the world, a global leader in the ownership and management of infrastructure, and a key player in facilities and operations management. The SNC-Lavalin companies have offices across Canada and in 30 other countries around the world and are currently working in some 100 countries.
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