SNC-Lavalin and ABB form new JV company Linxon

4 September 2018 (Last Updated September 4th, 2018 10:10)

Canadian engineering company SNC-Lavalin has partnered with Swiss technology company ABB to form a new joint venture (JV) company called Linxon.

SNC-Lavalin and ABB form new JV company Linxon
SNC-Lavalin and ABB form a new JV company called Linxon. Credit: ABB.

Canadian engineering company SNC-Lavalin has partnered with Swiss technology company ABB to form a new joint venture (JV) company called Linxon.

Linxon will focus on the execution of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) projects for electrical AC substation projects related to renewable and conventional power generation, as well as power transmission and transportation solutions.

"This joint venture will help capture new business opportunities for both companies and reinforces our strategy of forging new alliances and business models."

The new JV will be engaged in providing project design, engineering, procurement, construction, management, commissioning and after-sales support.

ABB Power Grids division president Claudio Facchin said: “Linxon will combine ABB’s technology leadership with SNC-Lavalin’s expertise in managing infrastructure projects to deliver enhanced customer value.

“This joint venture will help capture new business opportunities for both companies and reinforces our strategy of forging new alliances and business models, as part of the ABB Power Grids ‘Power Up’ transformation program.”

The intent to form a JV company was announced last December, with SNC-Lavalin holding a majority and controlling stake in the newly formed entity.

SNC-Lavalin Clean Power president Marie-Claude Dumas said: “We are delighted to join forces with ABB and bring together our respective strengths to deliver sustainable energy solutions for substations while providing value for customers through cost efficiencies and an enhanced delivery capability.”

Established in 1911, SNC-Lavalin has been offering comprehensive end-to-end project solutions including capital investment, consulting, design, engineering and construction to a wide range of industries.

Last July, SNC-Lavalin acquired Atkins, a design, engineering and project management consultancy, which was later integrated into SNC-Lavalin’s sectors.