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Contract awarded on Keeyask Hydroelectric Generating Station

EllisDon part of partnership selected to build for Manitoba’s fourth largest generating station

MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 25, 2014 – BBE Hydro Constructors LP (BBE), the team of which EllisDon is a partner of, has been awarded a contract worth approximately CAN $1.4 billion by Manitoba Hydro to build the Keeyask Hydroelectric Generating Station on the lower Nelson River in northern Manitoba, Canada. BBE, consisting of Bechtel, Barnard Construction and EllisDon, is set to start construction later in 2014, subject to regulatory approvals, with the first power from the plant expected as early as 2019, with a target completion date of 2020.

Construction elements of the hydroelectric generating station include a 7-unit powerhouse complex, concrete spillway, approximately 2.2-kilometres of earth dam structures and 23.0-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.

EllisDon has a long and successful history in Manitoba and this project solidifies the company’s strong presence in the area and its growing commitment to the civil and power generation sectors. “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.”

For more information on the Keeyask Generating System and the Keeyask HydroPower Limited Partnership, visit

About EllisDon

EllisDon is an employee-owned company that completes in excess of $3.1 billion in new construction annually and delivers construction expertise to clients throughout the world. The company offers not only construction and project management services but now a growing range of construction services in risk management, sustainability and technology. For more information, please visit


Dustin Luchka
EllisDon Corporation
Phone: (905) 896-8900
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Mississauga, Ontario



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