Voith to equip Keeyask generating station
Partnership between Manitoba Hydro and First nations targets 2019 start-up.
HEIDENHEIM, Germany — Voith Hydro has been awarded a contract by Manitoba Hydro to equip the Keeyask Generating Station located in the north part of the province.
The work includes the design, supply and installation of seven new hydroelectric vertical propeller turbine generator units.
The Keeyask Hydropower Limited Partnership, a venture between Manitoba Hydro and four Manitoba First Nations, is developing the Keeyask Generating Station.
When completed, Keeyask will be the fourth largest generating station in the province, providing approximately 695 megawatts of capacity and producing an average of 4,400 gigawatt hours of renewable hydroelectricity each year.
The first unit is scheduled to be in service in 2019.
No financial details were provided.
Voith Hydro Canada is a subsidiary of Voith, a family owned German engineering company employing more than 40,000 people worldwide.