Saskatchewan Power Corporation (SaskPower) has selected Graham Black & Veatch, a joint venture between Black & Veatch’s construction entity in Canada, OCI and Graham Construction, to add new gas turbines to two power stations. The project includes design, procurement, construction and commissioning of two facilities, 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 completed more than 1,000 projects across Canada, working across multiple sectors including power, oil and gas, telecommunications, renewables, clean transportation, water and wastewater treatment and the environment.
“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, executive vice-president, industrial for Graham.