Rye Development has awarded an engineering services contract to SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. for three hydroelectric projects, to add powerhouses to existing dam and lock facilities.
The sites, all in Pennsylvania, are owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. SNC-Lavalin’s scope includes design and engineering using the latest multidisciplinary BIM technology, field investigation, environmental assessment and permitting support for the hydroelectric projects. The names of the facilities were not disclosed in the press release.
“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,” said Paul Jacob, chief executive officer of Rye Development.
SNC-Lavalin’s expertise covers upgrades and rehabilitation of hydroelectric developments, dam safety assessments and operation and maintenance of hydro stations. Previous hydroelectric projects include: John Hart Generating Station Replacement, Waneta Expansion, Jimmie Creek, Site C, Karebbe, Chute a Caron Dam and Muskrat Falls.
“This contract, the first of its kind for us in the U.S., is in line with our strategy to grow and position our hydro capabilities and expertise in this important market. 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,” said Ian L. Edwards, president and CEO of SNC-Lavalin.
Rye Development is a U.S. hydropower developer with a pipeline of over 22 projects in eight states. Rye’s develops new hydropower on existing dams, in conjunction with financing partner the Climate Adaptive Infrastructure Fund, as well as new closed loop pumped storage.
Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is a fully integrated professional services and project management company with offices around the world. SNC-Lavalin works in four sectors: EDPM (engineering, design and project management), Infrastructure, Nuclear and Resources, supported by Capital.