Posted in | News

Manitoba Hydro Awards Bechtel-Led Team CAN $1.4 Billion Contract to Build Keeyask Generating Station

A Bechtel-led team, BBE Hydro Constructors Limited Partnership, has been awarded a contract worth approximately CAN $1.4 billion by Manitoba Hydro to build the Keeyask Generating Station on the lower Nelson River in northern Manitoba, Canada.

The Keeyask Generating Station will have a 695-megawatt capacity and produce on average 4,400 gigawatt hours of electricity—enough to power 400,000 homes. The team, which comprises Bechtel, Barnard Construction, and EllisDon, expects to start construction on the project later this year, subject to regulatory approvals.

"We are very pleased to have Bechtel on board as part of the group for this contract," said Bruce Barrett, vice president of Manitoba Hydro. "They know the river, they know the area, and we expect their experience with past projects in Manitoba's north will be a real benefit to the joint-venture group. Every one of these companies is a leader in their field, and as a group we think they offer real value to the Keeyask Hydropower Limited Partnership and Manitoba Hydro in terms of ensuring that this project is completed safely—as well as on time and on budget."

"Keeyask is upstream from Limestone, the region's largest generating station, which we completed ahead of schedule and under budget back in 1992," said Brian Sedar, manager of Bechtel's global water business. "We will draw from our experience and look forward to working closely with our partners and Manitoba Hydro to ensuring the success of this project."

BBE Hydro Constructors will be responsible for building a seven-unit powerhouse, earthen structures, rock excavation, electrical and mechanical work, and the construction and removal of temporary cofferdams needed to manage the river flow during construction. The first power from the plant is expected as early as 2019 with final completion scheduled for 2020. The Keeyask project has been developed by Keeyask Hydropower Limited Partnership, a collaborative effort between Manitoba Hydro and the local communities, including Tataskweyak, York Factory, Fox Lake, and War Lake First Nations, and aims to promote sustainable growth in the region.

Bechtel has more than 80 years' global experience delivering some of the largest and most complex water and hydroelectric projects in the world. It has completed more than 45 hydroelectric power plants, including the James Bay and Churchill Falls hydroelectric power plants in Canada, and the Uribante-Caparo generating station in Venezuela.

About Bechtel:
Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. We stand apart for our ability to get the job done right—no matter how big, how complex, or how remote. Bechtel operates through five global business units that specialize in civil infrastructure; power generation, communications, and transmission; mining and metals; oil, gas, and chemicals; and government services. Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents. Today, our 53,000 colleagues team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries.

Citations

Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:

  • APA

    Bechtel Corporation. (2019, February 21). Manitoba Hydro Awards Bechtel-Led Team CAN $1.4 Billion Contract to Build Keeyask Generating Station. AZoBuild. Retrieved on July 21, 2024 from https://www.azobuild.com/news.aspx?newsID=18161.

  • MLA

    Bechtel Corporation. "Manitoba Hydro Awards Bechtel-Led Team CAN $1.4 Billion Contract to Build Keeyask Generating Station". AZoBuild. 21 July 2024. <https://www.azobuild.com/news.aspx?newsID=18161>.

  • Chicago

    Bechtel Corporation. "Manitoba Hydro Awards Bechtel-Led Team CAN $1.4 Billion Contract to Build Keeyask Generating Station". AZoBuild. https://www.azobuild.com/news.aspx?newsID=18161. (accessed July 21, 2024).

  • Harvard

    Bechtel Corporation. 2019. Manitoba Hydro Awards Bechtel-Led Team CAN $1.4 Billion Contract to Build Keeyask Generating Station. AZoBuild, viewed 21 July 2024, https://www.azobuild.com/news.aspx?newsID=18161.

Tell Us What You Think

Do you have a review, update or anything you would like to add to this news story?

Leave your feedback
Your comment type
Submit

While we only use edited and approved content for Azthena answers, it may on occasions provide incorrect responses. Please confirm any data provided with the related suppliers or authors. We do not provide medical advice, if you search for medical information you must always consult a medical professional before acting on any information provided.

Your questions, but not your email details will be shared with OpenAI and retained for 30 days in accordance with their privacy principles.

Please do not ask questions that use sensitive or confidential information.

Read the full Terms & Conditions.