Construction team selected to build Manitoba’s fourth largest generating station
March 25, 2014 by STAFF REPORT
Manitoba Hydro has awarded BBE Hydro Constructors LP with a $1.4 billion contract to build the Keeyask Hydroelectric Generating Station on the lower Nelson River in northern Manitoba.
The BBE construction team of Ellis Don, Bechtel and Barnard Construction is set to start construction later this year. The first power from the plant is expected in 2019, with a target completion date of 2020.
The hydroelectric generating station will include a seven-unit powerhouse complex, concrete spillway, about 2.2 kilometres of earth dam structures, and 23 kilometres of earth dyke structures.
“The Keeyask Generating Station will be a source of renewable energy providing approximately 695 megawatts of capacity and producing an average of 4,400 gigawatt hours of electricity each year,” said Bruce Barrett, vice-president of Manitoba Hydro.
For more information visit www.keeyask.com.