SNC-Lavalin Thermal Power

SNC-Lavalin Thermal Power

SNC-Lavalin Constructors, Inc., under SNC-Lavalin`s Thermal Power division, is a full service engineering, procurement and construction company, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. We provide a `one-stop-shop` for thermal power solutions, from planning, pre-feasibility and feasibility studies, to detailed engineering, procurement, construction, start-up and commissioning of power facilities. We are ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified and committed to the highest quality and environmental management system standards.

Company details

19015 North Creek Parkway, Suite 300 , Bothell , Washington 98011 USA

Locations Served

Business Type:
Engineering service provider
Industry Type:
Geothermal Energy
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Year Founded:

Over our 70+ years, we have designed and built more than 48,000MW of thermal projects in more than 200 locations throughout the world. Our projects include natural gas-fired plants, alternative fueled projects, coal-fired projects, diesel power plants, and cogeneration plants. Our engineering and construction specialists are exceptionally qualified to bring advanced solutions to meet our clients' unique needs.

We have an outstanding track record and bring complex and diverse turnkey power and cogeneration plants online, within budget and on schedule. This includes more than 70 high-efficiency combustion gas turbine combined cycle projects. We have also completed 28 power generating facilities that utilize alternative energy fuels such as wood waste, tires, agricultural waste, and municipal solid waste.

To ensure that our clients get their projects financed and to the finish lines, we have developed innovative solutions, including optimally efficient power cycles, zero waste water discharge systems, new boiler designs, brine concentrators, and hybrid cooling systems. Our innovation and successes don't go unnoticed. Some of our project recognition includes:

  • POWER magazine selected the 166 MW (2 x 83 MW) Te Mihi Geothermal Power Plant in Taupo, New Zealand, as the recipient of its 2013 Marmaduke Award for excellence in power plant problem solving.
  • The 200 MW Southcentral Combined Cycle Power Plant Project was recognized as a Top Gas-Fired Plant for 2013 by POWER magazine.
  • The 575MW Astoria II Combined Cycle Power Plant in Queens, New York, and the 2000MW EMAL Phase I Project in Al-Taweelah, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, were both recognized in 2011 by POWER magazine as Top Gas-Fired Plants.
  • The 2,146MW Gila River Power Project in Arizona received the 2004 Excellence of Construction Award from Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.
  • The 335MW Sweeny Cogeneration Facility in Texas received POWER magazine Powerplant Award in 1998, as well as Power Engineering magazine's 1998 Project of the Year.
  • The 106 MW Pasco County, Florida Cogeneration Facility received POWER magazine 1994 Powerplant Award.

We are proud of our strong traditions, exceptional work ethic, and our satisfied repeat customers. We consistently provide to our customer a very high quality, efficient, reliable and cost-effective project. We stand ready to serve.

SNC-Lavalin Constructors Inc. (SLCI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of SNC-Lavalin Group, Inc. (TSE:SNC), under SNC-Lavalin Thermal Power, was founded in 2002. In September 2002, SLCI acquired certain assets of National Energy Production Corporation (NEPCO) and, in connection with that acquisition, SLCI hired substantially all of NEPCO's employees. While a new company, SLCI was able to draw on and benefit from the experience and know-how of the former NEPCO employees. Set forth below is a brief summary of the historical profile of NEPCO.

In 1938, two enterprising young men, Dale Bumstead and O.H. Woolford, began a partnership known simply as Bumstead-Woolford in Seattle, Washington. Their partnership was formed to represent U.S. manufacturers of boilers and auxiliary equipment and instrumentation to boiler plants and pulp mills in the Pacific Northwest. During World War II, Bumstead-Woolford expanded the scope of the company to include boiler erection, as well as boiler sales. After World War II, they intensified their emphasis on boiler erection and phased out the part of the business dedicated to representing boiler manufacturers. By the early 1950s, Bumstead-Woolford was a company solely dedicated to the design/erection of boilers.

A subsidiary company, Atlantic-Gulf, was formed in 1974 to compete more effectively in the changing forest products industry. With this steady expansion of their plans, new contracts were secured leading to additional growth and the formation of a holding company for both Bumstead-Woolford and Atlantic-Gulf. This new company was called National Energy Production Corporation (NEPCO).

Recognizing the need for additional change because of expanding market opportunities for which NEPCO did not have the financial resources to penetrate, the need for an outside source became necessary for continued growth. In 1982, Zurn Industries of Erie, Pennsylvania purchased NEPCO as their full-service engineering and construction firm, which by that time had reached an annual sales volume of $30 million. However, on August 1, 1997, Zurn Industries, anxious to focus on their core water technology business, sold NEPCO in an asset purchase to Enron Corp. of Houston Texas.

Through its acquisition of certain assets of NEPCO and the hiring of substantially all of NEPCO's employees, SNC-Lavalin Constructors Inc., has over 70 years of specialized experience in the design, construction, operation and maintenance of high efficiency combustion gas turbine combined cycle cogeneration plants, as well as conventional and waste fueled power generating facilities. SLCI currently provides a full spectrum of services to its clients including project development support to engineering, construction management, construction and plant start-up and commissioning.

SNC-Lavalin Constructors' experience evidences a history of success that provides solid stepping stones for the future. Unquestionably, the ability to evolve, adapt and creatively problem solve in changing times is necessary for success. SLCI's experience establishes that and, since the past is the best indicator of the future, it appears that SLCI will continue to succeed.