GE-led consortium gets EPC contract for gas-insulated substation in Canada


GE Digital Energy is leading a consortium which has won the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for a gas-insulated substation at Adelaide Street, in Winnipeg, Canada.

The 66-kilowatt project being developed by Manitoba Hydro is expected to meet the growing energy demands of Winnipeg. The project valued at 31.4 million Canadian dollars is the first substation order that GE Digital Energy has received in Canada.

The substation will replace the ageing substation of Manitoba Hydro located on King Street in the Exchange District.

Besides GE Digital Energy, Alberta-based HB Construction Company Edmonton and Winnipeg-based HVDC power transmission services operator Teshmont are part of the consortium. Edmonton is the consortium’s engineering and construction partner and Teshmont is the sub-contractor responsible for protection and control engineering and associated testing.

The GE-led consortium’s scope of work on new substation includes the design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning support of three 30-megavolt ampere transformers; 66-kilovolt gas-insulated switchgear; and 12-kilovolt metal-clad switchgear.

The equipment will be housed in a new building with a perimeter wall surrounding the station, a statement informs.

Ajith Kumar S