Canada utility seeks standby power systems for 695-MW Keeyask hydro project

Keeyask Hydropower Project

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro seeks bids for spillway and black start standby power systems for the 695-MW Keeyask hydroelectric project in Manitoba. Bids are due Sept. 3.

Manitoba Hydro previously called for bids by Aug. 5 for seven static excitation systems and seven static excitation transformers for Keeyask, on the Nelson River. It also called for bids in July to supply isolated phase bus and stoplogs, gates and trashracks for Keeyask.

The utility now seeks bids for design, fabrication, assembly, testing and supply of three diesel generator sets, associated switchgear and emergency transfer switches, along with installation, pre-commissioning and commissioning assistance and employee training.

The solicitation may be obtained from the Canadian Public Tenders Internet site under Bids are due by 4 p.m., Central time, Sept. 3.

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: For information about the Keeyask project, see Manitoba Hydro’s Internet site under


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