Carillion subsidiary wins $150m Canadian hydro deal

Rokstad, the Canadian subsidiary of UK contractor Carillion, has been awarded a US$150m hydro power project in the province of Manitoba.

The company’s role involves clearing rights of way, installing access roads, foundations and anchors, the assembly of towers and the stringing of cables.

Some 1,400km of transmission lines and two converter stations will be built for the Bipole lll high-voltage transmission line, starting at Keewatinohk in the north of the province and ending at Sandy Bay Ojiway First Nation in the south.

When Bipole lll project is completed, it will deliver renewable energy to southern Manitoba and the US.

Richard Howson, chief executive of the Carillion Group, said: "We are delighted to have been selected for this important project, which further demonstrates the quality and strength of Rokstad’s offering and the success of our strategy of expanding our infrastructure services activities in Canada into the power transmission and distribution market."

Carillion bought Rokstad in December 2014.

Work on the project is due to begin before the end of the year, with completion scheduled for 2018.

Image via Carillion

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