North America: SNC-Lavalin and ABB form JV

31 August 2018 - 12:00 am UTC

SNCLavalin and ABB have formed a joint venture for the execution of turnkey electrical AC substation projects, the companies announced on 31 August.

The joint venture, Linxon, will have an opening order backlog of USD 340m (CAD 440m).
Linxon will undertake turnkey electrical alternating substation projects related to renewable and conventional power generation, power transmission and transportation solutions. Turnkey solutions will include project design, engineering, procurement, construction, management, commissioning and after-sales support.
The backlog relates principally to projects in the US and Europe, according a spokesperson from ABB.
Frédéric Tréfois, who is currently responsible for EPC solutions within ABB’s grid integration business, has been appointed as CEO of Linxon.
SNC-Lavalin is participating in multiple live bids in both the renewable and transportation space, including two renewable projects in the Middle East. It is also one of the groups shortlisted for the Lakeshore East-Central Corridor Expansion rail project in Ontario, according to Inframation Deals.
SNC-Lavalin declined comment on the situation.