Canada utility seeks powerhouse cranes for 695-MW Keeyask hydro project

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids to supply powerhouse cranes for the 695-MW Keeyask hydroelectric project in Manitoba. Bids are due June 17.

The utility awarded a contract in March to a team led by engineering firm Bechtel to construct the project on the Lower Nelson River in northern Manitoba. The first North American hydro project to be evaluated under the International Hydropower Association’s Sustainability Assessment Protocol, Keeyask is being developed by Manitoba Hydro in partnership with the Tatskweyak, Fox Lake, War Lake and York Factory first nations groups.

Manitoba Hydro now seeks design, manufacture, supply, installation and commissioning of two powerhouse cranes, runway conductor, power-feed points, limit switches and associated equipment.

The solicitation may be obtained from the Canadian Public Tenders Internet site under

Bids are due by 4 p.m., Central time, June 17. For information, contact Manitoba Hydro, Purchasing Dept., P.O. Box 1287 STN MAIN, Winnipeg, MB R3C 2Z1 Canada; Fax: (1) 204-360-6130; E-mail:; Internet:

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