SNC-Lavalin appointed to provide digital map of UK-wide underground utilities
MONTREAL, October 14, 2021 /CNW Telbec/ – SNC-Lavalin Group. Inc. (TSX: SNC), a fully integrated professional services and project management firm 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 that will revolutionize construction and development across the world. the country. SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins company, together with UK mapping agency Ordnance Survey and global geospatial data management leaders 1Spatial, will execute the build phase of the project to create a groundbreaking national geospatial platform to display all data on underground assets, helping to tackle the £2.4bn of value lost to the economy each year due to accidental utility strikes.
“This contract demonstrates our industry-leading digital innovation capabilities and advanced techniques that create unique opportunities to deliver value to our customers,” said Ian L. Edwards, President and Chief Executive Officer, SNC-Lavalin. “We will continue to deploy these global capabilities locally to meet the needs of clients in the industry and launch data-driven approaches to transform the way projects are delivered.”
The National Register of Underground Assets is part of the government’s efforts to build back better and greener and accelerate the delivery of housing and infrastructure projects from design to construction. Fast and secure access to data will enable utility companies and local authorities to save time and money, improve construction and development efficiency, reduce disruption and improve worker safety.
“By harnessing technology to enable data sharing, we are able to transform the way we deliver projects and infrastructure by unlocking improvements in safety, certainty and efficiency,” said Philippe Hoare, President, Atkins, Engineering, Design and Project Management, SNC-Lavalin. “We now look forward to working with the Geospatial Commission and its partners to develop the National Register of Underground Assets – a truly exciting and transformative project for the infrastructure sector.”
The digital map – which will be built over the next three years, starting with the northeast of England, Wales and London – adds to SNC-Lavalin’s portfolio of digitally-focused planning solutions, including the London Planning Data Hub, a publicly available real-time planning data service.
Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is a fully integrated professional services and project management firm 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, build and operate the most complex projects. We deploy global capabilities locally for our customers and provide unique end-to-end services throughout the lifecycle of an asset, including consulting, advisory and environmental services, smart grids and cybersecurity, design and engineering, procurement, project management and construction, operations. & maintenance, decommissioning and capital – and delivered to customers in key strategic sectors such as engineering services, nuclear, operations and maintenance and capital. News and information are available at snclavalin.com or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.
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