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BBE Hydro Constructors LP has been awarded a $1.4 billion contract by Manitoba Hydro to build the Keeyask Hydroelectric Generating Station on the lower Nelson River in northern Manitoba.

BBE Hydro Constructors LP has been awarded a $1.4 billion contract by Manitoba Hydro to build the Keeyask Hydroelectric Generating Station on the lower Nelson River in northern Manitoba.

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 partners comprising BBE are EllisDon, Bechtel and Barnard Construction.

Construction is set to start later in 2014 subject to regulatory approvals, with completion of the project estimated by 2020.

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by Journal Of Commerce

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