MONTREAL—SNC-Lavalin has been awarded a turnkey contract by the Provincial Electricity Authority of Thailand to design, supply and install a distribution management system for the remote monitoring and control of the electrical distribution networks of five areas in Thailand.

The project consists of a system management center to be located in Bangkok and five area distribution dispatching centers. The total project value is $110 million.

The scope of supply includes computer systems, field devices such as remote terminal units, communications equipment, buildings and associated facilities, and services such as testing, documentation, training and commissioning. Work, which will be carried out by SNC-Lavalin’s Montreal-based Power Development Division and Energy Control Systems Division, is to begin immediately and should be completed by mid-2004.

“The Energy Control Systems Division has carried out a large number of projects in this sector of activity, and has successfully brought significant savings to electricity grid owners and operators through efficient management systems,” said Klaus Triendl, SNC-Lavalin executive vice president and member of the office of the president. “The potential demand for these systems is increasing steadily.”

SNC-Lavalin Group is one of the leading engineering and construction firms in the world, and a key player in the ownership and management of infrastructure. The group and its companies have offices across Canada and in 30 other countries, and are currently working in some 100 countries.