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SNC-Lavalin awarded contract to build natural gas plant in Maryland

07/22/2015 03:47 EDT | Updated 07/22/2016 05:59 EDT
MONTREAL - Engineering giant SNC-Lavalin has won a contract to build a natural gas plant in the United States.

The Montreal-based company says it will construct the Keys Energy Center project, a 755-megawatt facility, in Prince George's County, Md.

PSEG Power, which acquired the operation last month, has said it will cost between $825 million to $875 million to build.

SNC-Lavalin says about 700 jobs are expected during construction and the plant will require more than 20 employees once it opens in 2018.