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Aecon wins Waneta Expansion hydro project construction contract

Aecon Group Inc has won a contract to work jointly with SNC-Lavalin on construction of the Waneta Expansion hydroelectric project in British Columbia.

The Waneta Expansion hydropower project is a 335-MW hydroelectric power facility on the Pend d'Oreille River, just south of Trail, British Columbia.

A joint venture of Aecon, Canada's largest publicly-listed construction company, and the construction unit of SNC-Lavalin Group Inc were awarded the civil works design and construction portion of the Waneta Expansion Project.

Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.

SNC-Lavalin announced late last month that it had signed a C$587 million contract to expand the hydroelectric power project.

Engineering and construction work is already under way, and the new facility is expected to go into commercial operation in spring 2015.

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