Canadian Mining Journal


NICKEL: SNC-Lavalin wins contract for SO2 mitigation project from Norilsk

RUSSIA – SNC-Lavalin of Montreal has been awarded a contract by Norilsk Nickel to implement a sulphur recovery project at the Nadezhda smelter, located at the company’s Polar Division in the Krasnoyarsk region. The project is one of the largest sulphur dioxide mitigation projects in the world.

SNC-Lavalin will prepare detailed engineering and process drawings, and will execute the project through its offices in Toronto and Moscow, as well as a site presence in Norilsk Nickel. The target of the project is to reduce SO2 emissions by capturing emitted sulphur dioxide, a gas that contributes to the formation of acid rain.

“We are honoured to have been awarded this project,” said José J. Suárez, president, Mining & Metallurgy. “SNC-Lavalin has forged a deep relationship with Norilsk Nickel, and we are proud to continue to execute high technology projects that provide state of the art sulphur emission reduction solutions for our clients worldwide. Norilsk Nickel’s confidence in SNC-Lavalin further reinforces our capabilities in the full delivery of complex sulphur emissions reduction and mining projects in remote areas. We are proud to use our experience to benefit Norilsk Nickel in significantly reducing emissions,” he added.

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