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AtkinsRéalis awarded FEED contract for proposed green-hydrogen hub in Quebec

| By Mary Bailey

AtkinsRéalis (SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.) has been awarded a contract by TESCanada H2 Inc. (“TESCanada”) to provide front end engineering and design services for their Projet Mauricie green hydrogen hub in Quebec.

“Energy secure and affordable Net Zero grids will be needed as we electrify a larger portion of our economies,” commented Ian L. Edwards, President and Chief Executive Officer, AtkinsRéalis. “Green hydrogen provides an attractive clean energy option for hard to decarbonize sectors. We’re pleased to deliver our clean energy engineering expertise to advance the green hydrogen ecosystem and ensure a successful energy transition.”

TESCanada’s Projet Mauricie is an innovative renewable energy initiative that aims to accelerate the energy transition by producing up to 70,000 tonnes per year of green hydrogen, which will be used to decarbonize industrial processes and heavy transportation in Quebec. The project will reduce emissions by 800,000 tonnes CO2eq per year supporting Quebec’s decarbonization objectives. As part of the project, clean electricity will largely be supplied by new, purpose-built renewable power generation including wind and solar farms totalling 1,000 MW. Expected to be commissioned in 2028, it is one of the largest clean hydrogen projects in Canada. It is also amongst the largest decarbonization projects announced in Quebec to date.

A multi-disciplinary AtkinsRéalis team, in collaboration with specialists from BBA, will develop project plans, an execution schedule, cost estimates, environmental impact assessments, and assist TESCanada with the permitting required for the project. AtkinsRéalis will also provide support with the technical challenges of the project, including engineering and field activities that involve geotechnical investigations and testing, as well as assist TESCanada with stakeholder and community engagement.

“We are proud to contribute our vast expertise to this innovative, Quebec-based project, that will largely self-generate its renewable electricity with behind-the-fence wind and solar plants to produce green hydrogen,” said Stéphanie Vaillancourt, President, Canada, AtkinsRéalis. “Green hydrogen offers an effective solution to decarbonize heavy industrial processes and long-haul transportation as well as other sectors that are not suitable to direct electrification. We are excited to see our Canadian business positioned as a leader in hydrogen, having undertaken a significant portfolio of this work globally.”

AtkinsRéalis has deep experience in the hydrogen market around the world. The Company has successfully executed projects across the UAE, UK, and US.