$1.3bn contract signed for hydroelectric power plant in Canada

BBE Hydro Constructors Limited Partnership was awarded a C$1.4 billion ($1.3 billion) contract to build the 695-MW Keeyask hydroelectric power plant for Manitoba Hydro in Manitoba, Canada.

The BBE Hydro Constructors team consists of Bechtel, Barnard Construction and EllisDon. The team will build a seven-unit powerhouse, earthen structures, rock excavation, electrical and mechanical work, and will be responsible for the construction and removal of temporary cofferdams. First power from the plant is expected in 2019, with completion scheduled for 2020.

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