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AECOM wins electricity transmission and distribution contract in Mauritania

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

AECOM wins electricity transmission and distribution contract in Mauritania

06:00 EDT Tuesday, October 15, 2013

MONTREAL, Oct. 15, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - AECOM, a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for public and private clients in more than 140 countries around the world, announced that it has been awarded a $CA2.4-million (US$2.3-million) contract by Société Mauritanienne d'Électricité (SOMELEC) for an electricity transmission and distribution (T&D) project.

The project, financed by the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, entails providing the feasibility and engineering front-end studies, tender documents and assistance to the owner for the construction of 90-kV and 33-kV transmission lines and the associated substations.

"Through this project, we will help the Government of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania reach its objective of increasing the urban and rural electrification rates and the energy offer through the extension of the electrical network," said Damien Tholomier, AECOM's regional energy business line leader in Canada. "We have put together a team of highly experienced T&D professionals, and we are confident that their talent and expertise will provide the expected results for this project, which is important to the country's economy."

About AECOM:

AECOM is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government.  With approximately 45,000 employees around the world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world's built, natural and social environments.  A Fortune 500 company, AECOM serves clients in more than 140 countries and had revenue of $8.2 billion during the 12 months ended June 30, 2013. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at


For further information:

Erik Miller, Communications Manager
+1 415 955 2804

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