SNC-Lavalin Group Inc is to add powerhouses to three existing dam and lock facilities in a engineering services contract awarded by Rye Development, LLC.

The sites located in Pennsylvania are owned by the US Army Corps of Engineers and Rye Development contracted SNC-Lavalin to provide design and engineering using the latest multidisciplinary BIM technology, field investigation, environmental assessment and permitting support for the hydroelectric projects.

"This contract, the first of its kind for us in the US, is in line with our strategy to grow and position our hydro capabilities and expertise in this important market,” said Ian L. Edwards, President and CEO of SNC-Lavalin. “It also supports our broader sustainability goals to be an industry leader in the fight against climate change. We are proud to be able to provide cleaner and more sustainable solutions to all our clients." 

"Our projects, bringing new hydropower to existing dams, will provide reliable, renewable energy for generations to come. We are excited to have SNC-Lavalin, with the depth of experience that they bring, as part of our team to help us deliver 24/7 renewable generation and significant infrastructure growth to the Pittsburgh region," added Paul Jacob, CEO, Rye Development.