TORONTO – Two SNC-LAVALIN GROUP affiliates have been awarded contracts totaling approximately C$60 million by Sredneuralsky Copper Smelter (SUMZ) to design and supply equipment and materials for two 1,575 tonnes/day metallurgical double-absorption sulphuric acid plants. SUMZ is a subsidiary of the URAL MINING & METALLURGICAL COMPANY, one of the largest copper producers in Russia.
SUMZ will be the first copper smelter in the Ural region to reduce sulphide dioxide emissions to internationally accepted standards. The plants that SNC-Lavalin will design are capable of reducing atmospheric SO2 emissions by as much as 99.7%. Work is to begin immediately, and the plants should be completed in March 2007.
SNC-Lavalin has posted its project experience at www.SNCLavalin.com. Since the beginning of 2005, the company has been awarded contracts totalling nearly $2 billion for projects around the world in all sectors.