Hydro Facility to be Upgraded in Northern Ontario

A hydroelectric facility will be overhauled and expanded by late next year in Ontario.

TORONTO, Ontario, Ca, 2001-05-28 [SolarAccess.com] Great Lakes Power Ltd of Sault Ste. Marie has awarded a design-build contract for the redevelopment of its High Falls power station to the joint venture team of McNamara Construction (a division of Carillion Canada of Toronto) and AMEC Inc of Toronto. Construction of the C$75 million project has started and is scheduled for completion by late 2002. The hydro station on the Michipicoten River in northern Ontario was built in 1930 and upgraded in 1950. It currently has a capacity of 26 MW, and the redevelopment involves construction of a new plant with an installed capacity of 45 MW. Carillion / McNamara is the joint venture sponsor company and will provide project management and all construction services. AMEC will provide engineering management, inspection, testing, and quality control. “We are happy to participate in a project that will add to Ontario’s clean, renewable electric power capacity,” says AMEC executive vice president Doug Annable. Carillion is a construction services group with 13,000 employees. AMEC is an engineering firm with annual revenues of US$6 billion with offices in 40 countries.
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