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SNC Lavalin wins contract to build new Montreal Shriners hospital

Company will also be responsible for the procurement, installation and commissioning of medical equipment


April 11, 2013
by Canadian Press

MONTREAL—SNC-Lavalin has signed a contract to build Montreal’s new Shriners children’s hospital, adjacent to a new super-hospital it is building. The Shriners building will more than double the size of the existing facility. No value for the contract was disclosed.

The engineering giant will also be responsible for the procurement, installation and commissioning of medical equipment. SNC-Lavalin already provided structural engineering, civil engineering and pre-construction services for the project. Construction will begin this month and is expected to be completed in the fall of 2015.

It will have 22 single-patient rooms, four operating rooms, ambulatory care services and rehabilitation services, including physiotherapy and occupational therapy. The Shriners hospital will be linked to the new Montreal Children’s Hospital operated by the McGill University Health Centre.

It is one of several hospital projects being built on the site that has resulted in fraud charges being filed against two former SNC senior executives.