SNC-Lavalin appointed to produce digital map of UK-wide underground utilities
MONTREAL: October 14, 2021 – The SNC-Lavalin Group inc. (TSX: SNC), a project management company offering fully integrated professional services and operating offices around the world, has been appointed by the UK Government’s Geospatial Commission to help create a map digital pipeline and underground cables that will revolutionize construction and development across the country. Working with British mapping agency Ordnance Survey and world leader in geospatial data management 1Spatial, SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins company will complete the development phase of the project to create an innovative geospatial platform for accessing to all data on the country’s underground assets. The card will help address the annual loss of £ 2.4 billion in value to the country’s economy from accidental breakdowns of public service facilities.
“This contract will allow us to leverage our cutting-edge digital innovation techniques and capabilities that give us unique opportunities to deliver value to our customers,” said Ian L. Edwards, President and CEO of SNC-Lavalin. We will continue to deploy our global capabilities locally to meet the needs of clients in the industry and innovate data-driven approaches to transform the way projects are delivered. ”
The National Underground Asset Register is part of the UK government’s efforts to build better and greener and accelerate the delivery of housing and infrastructure projects, from design to construction. Fast and secure access to data will save utility companies and local authorities time and money, increase the efficiency of construction and project development, reduce disruption and improve safety workers.
“By harnessing technology to enable data sharing, we can transform the way we deliver infrastructure projects through improvements in safety, certainty and efficiency,” said Philip Hoare, president of Atkins. , Engineering, design and project management, SNC-Lavalin. We look forward to working with the Geospatial Commission and our partners to develop the National Underground Asset Register. It is a truly stimulating and transformative project for the infrastructure sector. ”
The digital map – which will be developed over the next three years, starting with North East England, Wales and London – adds to SNC-Lavalin’s portfolio of digital planning solutions, which includes the London Planning Datahub, a real-time planning data service available to the public.
Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is a project management company offering fully integrated professional services, operating offices around the world and dedicated to shaping a better future for our planet and those who inhabit it. We create sustainable solutions that link people, technology and data to design, build and operate the most complex projects. We deploy global capabilities locally to provide our customers with unique and comprehensive services spanning the entire asset lifecycle – consulting, environmental consulting and services, smart grids and cybersecurity, design and engineering, procurement , construction and project management, operation and maintenance, decommissioning and capital – and we offer them to clients in strategic industries such as Engineering Services, Nuclear Power, Operations and Maintenance and Capital. You will find relevant news and information at snclavalin.com or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.
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