Keeyask Project Overview
Manitoba Hydro approached BBE with the proposition of engaging as ServcoCanada company is one of its preferred contractors. ServcoCanada was ultimately selected in large part due to its extensive quality control program. The relationship between the BBE and ServcoCanada has since continued to evolve and ServcoCanada was further awarded the project of exposed piping through the dam site, with completion expected in 2021/22. The Keeyask Project is located in Split Lake Resource Management Area of northern Manitoba.
The ServcoCanada scope of work for this project included the supply, fabrication, and installation of process piping and insulation for the embedded and exposed pipe. Piping included internally engineered support structures for all embedded piping.
At project completion, over 23,000 meters of installed piping is anticipated; 16,648 meters of piping has already been installed to date. ServcoCanada has also currently logged 377,203 hours on site without any lost time due to incident.. The Keeyask Generating Station will provide approximately 4,400 gigawatt hours of electricity each year.
Located approximately 725 km north of Winnipeg on the lower Nelson River, construction of the Keeyask Project includes:
- 7 unit powerhouse/service bay complex on the north side of Gull Rapids;
- 7 bay spillway on the south side of Gull Rapids;
- More than 2 km of dams across Gull Rapids;
- 23 km of dikes built on the north and south side of the reservoir.
For more information on the Keeyask project, visit the Keeyask Hydropower Limited Partnership website.
Video courtesy of Manitoba Hydro.
Keeyask Project: Current Status
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