Ontario Power Generation Inc. awarded Peter Kiewit Sons Co., a subsidiary of Kiewit Corporation, the bid-build contract for the expansion of Healey Falls Generating Station. Located about 15 kilometers north of Campbellford, the generating station will have a new unit in a spare bay inside the existing hydroelectric power plant once complete.
The existing facility is connected to the Hydro One 44-kilovolt feeder. The scope of work includes the bifurcation of one penstock, feeding existing units two and three. In addition, the third penstock will supply water to the new unit. The crews will excavate the generator pit and draft tube, construct the tailrace pier and install the tailrace dewatering gate.
Once the project is complete, the new unit will significantly increase the generating station’s power output.