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04.12.2007 – 23:56

SM Group International

Increased Success for SM Group International in Algeria

Montreal, Canada (ots/PRNewswire)

SM Group International (SMI)
has joined forces with the leading highway  infrastructure firm CITIC
to participate in a major contract relating to the  construction of
the western section of the Algerian East-West Highway. This  is a
highway infrastructure project that senior Algerian public works
officials have called "the project of the century."
"We are proud to have been awarded this very important mandate,
which consolidates our company's presence in North African and
overseas regions with respect to major projects," declared SMI
President and CEO Bernard Poulin.
This contract comes on the heels of five other large-scale
projects that SMI has completed in Algeria, notably for such major
organizations as the Agence Nationale des Barrages et Transferts
(ANBT), and Sonatrach, a world leader in the energy sector.
The 26-month contract covers monitoring and supervision of the
work on the western portion of the highway, which covers 399 km. SMI
will deploy some thirty people to accompany CITIC for the execution
of its mandate in meeting the Agence Nationale des Autoroutes
(ANA-DPN) requirements.
Bernard Poulin added: "This contract is worth tens of millions of
dollars, and it reinforces SMI's global initiatives as well as our
corporate presence in Algeria, where we are already well-recognized
for our expertise and skills."
Several years ago, S. M. Group International (SMI), a leader in
the consulting-engineering field since its inception in 1972,
undertook a reorientation characterized by a new corporate branding:
"Science for solutions and achievements." Thirty five years after its
founding, the Quebec company-amongst the most active
internationally-now employs 800 professionals who specialize in all
traditional engineering sectors, new technologies, and all aspects of
major-project management.
SMI has now become a major global player with a view to completing
turnkey projects, equipped with state-of-the-art technological tools,
conforming to the principles of sustainable development and remaining
respectful of community values.
Its experience with and mastery of upstream fundamentals, design
and management has enabled SMI to widen the scope of its endeavours
from consultancy and studies to active involvement in project
S.M. Group International is headquartered in Montreal (Québec),
Canada, close to all of North America's major technological and
industrial centers. The company has ready access to a broad network
of highly qualified, ethnically diverse and multilingual professional
resources, whose skills uniquely qualify them to meet the demands for
major project execution around the world.


For further information: Générations Perrault, +1-514-499-9345;
Source: Gérard Laganière, ing., +1-819-566-8855 ext 7101