b'AROUND MANITOBA KEEYASKPhotos courtesy of Manitoba HydroKeeyaskKEEYASK Split Lake, MBOwner & Pre-Design By:Manitoba Hydro Electric Energy and Natural GasGeneral Contractor: The General Civil Contract (GCC) was awarded to BBE Hydro Constructors Limited Partnership (BBE) in March 2014. BBE is a limited partnership of Bechtel Canada Co., Barnard Construction of Canada Ltd. and EllisDon Civil Ltd. According to Manitoba Hydro, the first unit at the Keeyask Generating Station went into commercial service on Tuesday, February 16, adding another source of clean, renewable electricity to Manitoba Hydros energy supply.DID YOU KNOW? Over the course of construction, there were over 27,300 total hires on the project representing 32,600,000 person-hours of employment. Of those employed, 69 per cent are Manitoba residents and 39 per cent are Indigenous.PROJECT DETAILS: Construction of the 695-megawatt station on the Nelson River in northern Manitoba began in 2014. The first unit is entering service six months ahead of schedule and the project is tracking to meet its control budget of $8.7 billion. When complete, Keeyask will have seven units in service producing an average of 4,400 gigawatt hours of electricity annually, making it the fourth largest generating station in the province.Source: hydro.mb.ca46 BUILD MANITOBAwinnipegconstruction.ca'