BBE Hydro Constructors lands Manitoba Hydro contract

The contract worth $1.4 billion is set to start construction later this year and wrap up in 2020

April 14, 2014
by PurchasingB2B Staff
An artist's rendering of the powerhouse

A artist’s rendering of the powerhouse

MISSISSAUGA—BBE Hydro Constructors LP (BBE), the team of which EllisDon is a partner of, has been awarded a contract worth roughly $1.4 billion by Manitoba Hydro to build the Keeyask Hydroelectric Generating Station on the lower Nelson River in northern Manitoba. BBE, which consists of Bechtel, Barnard Construction and EllisDon, is set to start construction later this year, with the first power from the plant expected as early as 2019 and a target completion date of 2020.

“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.

Construction elements of the hydroelectric generating station include a seven-unit powerhouse complex, concrete spillway, about 2.2-km of earth dam structures and 23km of earth dyke structures.

“We are proud to partner with Manitoba Hydro and the BBE consortium to undertake such a significant project for the province and its residents,” said Geoff Smith, president and CEO at EllisDon. “The Canadian civil infrastructure market is growing and EllisDon is excited to be at the forefront of this need.”