Montreal construction giant wins terminal bid
April 6, 2011, Montreal - SNC Lavalin says it has won a $62-million contract from the government of France to build an airport terminal in Mayotte, a French island in the Indian Ocean.
The Montreal-based construction giant says it will build the terminal, upgrade infrastructure, and provide management and maintenance under a 15-year operating contract.
The new airport terminal is scheduled to be complete by 2013.
Mayotte is a 374-square kilometre island off the southern coast of Africa.
Youssef Sabeh, president of SNC-Lavalin airports, says the new airport will provide the local community, users and businesses with an indispensable economic development tool.