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MONTREAL, Oct. 14, 2021 /CNW Telbec/ - SNC-Lavalin Group. Inc. (TSX: SNC), a fully integrated professional services and project management company with offices around the world, has been appointed by the UK Government's Geospatial Commission to help create a digital map of underground pipes and cables which will revolutionise construction and development across the country. SNC-Lavalin's Atkins business, working with UK mapping agency Ordnance Survey, and global leaders in geospatial data management 1Spatial, will deliver the build phase of the project to create a ground-breaking nationwide geospatial platform to view all underground asset data, helping to tackle the £2.4bn in lost value to the economy each year from accidental utility strikes.
"This contract win demonstrates our leading-edge digital innovation capabilities and advanced techniques which create unique opportunities to deliver value to our clients," said Ian L. Edwards, President and CEO, SNC-Lavalin. "We will continue to deploy these global capabilities locally to meet client needs in the sector and pioneer data driven approaches to transform the way that projects are delivered."
The National Underground Asset Register forms part of the Government's efforts to build back better and greener and speed up the delivery of housing and infrastructure projects from design to build. Fast, secure access to data will save utilities companies and local authorities time and money, help improve efficiencies in construction and development, reduce disruption, and improve workers' safety.
"By harnessing technology to enable data sharing, we're able to transform how we deliver projects and infrastructure by unlocking improvements in safety, certainty and efficiency," said Philip Hoare, President, Atkins, Engineering, Design & Project Management, SNC-Lavalin. "We now look forward to working with the Geospatial Commission and partners to develop the National Underground Asset Register – a truly exciting and transformative project for the infrastructure sector."
The digital map – which will be built over the next three years, starting in the North East of England, Wales and London – adds to SNC-Lavalin's portfolio of digitally-driven planning solutions including the London Planning Data Hub, real-time planning data service which is accessible to the public.
Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is a fully integrated professional services and project management company with offices around the world dedicated to engineering a better future for our planet and its people. We create sustainable solutions that connect people, technology and data to design, deliver and operate the most complex projects. We deploy global capabilities locally to our clients and deliver unique end-to-end services across the whole life cycle of an asset including consulting, advisory & environmental services, intelligent networks & cybersecurity, design & engineering, procurement, project & construction management, operations & maintenance, decommissioning and capital – and delivered to clients in key strategic sectors such as Engineering Services, Nuclear, Operations & Maintenance and Capital. News and information are available at snclavalin.com or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.
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