Aker and HDR Win Contract to Build Canadian Gas-Fired Plant

11 November 2009 (Last Updated November 11th, 2009 18:30)

Aker Solutions subsidiary Aker Construction Canada and engineering and consulting company HDR Corporation have won an US$382m (C$400m) EPC deal from TransCanada to build a natural gas-fired plant in Ontario, Canada. Plans to build the 900MW natural gas-fired combined cycle power plant

Aker Solutions subsidiary Aker Construction Canada and engineering and consulting company HDR Corporation have won an US$382m (C$400m) EPC deal from TransCanada to build a natural gas-fired plant in Ontario, Canada.

Plans to build the 900MW natural gas-fired combined cycle power plant is part of the Ontario Power Authority’s (OPA) initiative to address energy and stability requirements of the greater Toronto region.

It is hoped the gas-fired power plant will help reduce reliance on coal-fired power generation and help support Ontario's increasing renewable energy electricity production from solar and wind sources.

Aker Construction will carry out construction, construction management and procurement for the power plant.

HDR will provide project design, procure engineered machinery and offer technical assistance for construction and start-up.

TransCanada will build, own and run the natural gas-fired power plant, and has obtained a two-decade Clean Energy supply contract with OPA.

TransCanada said it will make a US $1.14bn (C$ 1.2bn) investment in the project.

The project, which will begin immediately, is expected to begin power production by the end of 2013.