Wuskwatim generation project will deliver 200 MW in Manitoba

Construction is under way on the Wuskwatim generating station in northern ManitobaThe $1.6-billion Wuskwatim generation project in Manitoba is under way, and Hatch associate company KGS Acres (KGSA) is providing final design for most aspects of the generating station and supporting camp infrastructure.

Another Hatch associated company, Acres Manitoba, provided the original planning studies for the Manitoba Hydro project.

The generating station will be located at Taskinigup Falls on the Burntwood River, 45 km southwest of Thompson, Manitoba, Canada.

KGSA will design and prepare tender documents for civil works contracts, including excavations, earth dams, concrete structures for the powerhouse and spillway, and related structural enclosures and architectural details. The scope also included designs of the electrical and mechanical distribution systems within the generating station.

The project is being developed by equity partners Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation and Manitoba Hydro.

Wuskwatim marks the first time that Manitoba Hydro has entered into an equity agreement with a First Nation community for the development of a generating station project.

Wuskwatim will require less than half a square kilometre of flooding.

For further information, please contact Jim Smith: JSmith@kgsacres.com




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