New Brunswick Hospital nabbed by SNC-Lavalin

A 30-year contract for a psychiatric care facility in Canada was awarded to SNC-Lavalin. The centre is scheduled to open in 2014.

A public-private partnership (PPP) for a new psychiatric care centre has been awarded to a subsidiary of developer SNC-Lavalin Group. 
 
SNC-Lavalin wholly owned subsidiary Rainbow General Partnership will handle the design, construction, commissioning, financing and maintenance of the new Restigouche Hospital Centre for psychiatric care in Campbellton, New Brunswick.
 
The Government of New Brunswick awarded SNC-Lavalin the contract for the centre, SNC-Lavalin said. The PPP has a 30-year term, but financial details were not disclosed. 
 
SNC-Lavalin will build the hospital via a joint-venture with Bird Construction. The hospital will be a 140-bed facility and house research, clinical support and administrative support. It will also serve as the forensic psychiatric centre for the province, SNC-Lavalin said.  
 
SNC-Lavalin said construction has begun and that the hospital is scheduled to open in 2014.