Canada: natural gas-fired CCPP

TransCanada Corp. has awarded Aker Solutions a notice to proceed with the construction of a 900MW natural gas-fired combined-cycle power plant (CCPP) in Oakville, Ontario, Canada. Under a joint venture, Aker Construction Canada Ltd, a subsidiary of Aker Solutions ASA, and HDR Corp. will execute engineering, procurement and construction work on the project in cooperation with TransCanada. The contract value to Aker Solutions is CAD 400 million. TransCanada will build, own and operate the 900MW Oakville Generating Station, having secured a 20 year Clean Energy supply contract with the Ontario Power Authority. TransCanada expects to invest approximately CAD 1.2 billion in the natural gas-fired combined-cycle power station. Aker Construction Canada Ltd will perform construction, construction management and certain procurement for the project. HDR Corp. will complete project design, procure engineered equipment and provide technical assistance for construction and start-up. The project commences immediately and is scheduled to start producing power by the end of 2013.
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