The Saskatchewan Power Corporation (SaskPower) announced it has selected Graham Black & Veatch, a joint venture between Black & Veatch’s construction entity in Canada, OCI, and Graham Construction, to complete the additions of one simple cycle gas turbine to the Ermine Power Station, located near Kerrobert, and another to the Yellowhead Power Station, located near North Battleford.

The project includes design, procurement, construction and commissioning of the facilities and related equipment and improvements.

As Saskatchewan continues to transition away from coal-fired power generation and introduce more wind and solar power to the grid, reliable and efficient generation will continue to play an integral role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. These additions to the existing power stations will supply reliable, cost-effective baseload power to the province.

“Black & Veatch’s expertise in technical studies, consulting and design-build projects paired with Graham’s experience working with SaskPower on plant construction services, offers a unique combination of talent that gives these communities a swift and effective new source of energy,” said Laszlo von Lazar, president of Energy and Process Industries for Black & Veatch.

Black & Veatch has delivered more than 1,000 projects in Canada, working across multiple sectors, including power, oil and gas, telecommunications, renewables, clean transportation, water and wastewater treatment and the environment.

Graham operates across Canada and the United States working on projects ranging from energy and power to water and environment. With more than nine decades of experience, Graham has 500-plus active projects across North America.

“Between Graham’s local knowledge and previous experience at these sites and Black & Veatch’s power resume and familiarity with EPC contracting, the joint venture between our companies will deliver reliable, resilient energy to SaskPower’s customers for many years to come,” said Cecil Dawe, EVP, Industrial for Graham.

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Featured image: Yellowhead Power Station. (SaskPower)


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