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Andritz Hydro Canada chosen to supply control gates for hydroelectric dams

August 18, 2020  by CM Staff

OPG’s Manitou Generating Station Sluice Gates Project (PHOTO: Ontario Power Generation Inc.)

TORONTO — Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has selecting Andritz Hydro Canada, based in Paris, Ont., as one of four companies to bid on future repair, replacement and refurbishment work for large control gates at OPG’s hydroelectric generating stations.

“As Ontario’s economy begins to rebuild, OPG is advancing many of our critical infrastructure projects and initiatives that will help support economic development and a clean energy future at our hydroelectric facilities,” said Ken Hartwick, OPG’s president and CEO in a prepared statement. “It also provides us with the opportunity to help local businesses, such as Andritz, prosper during these uncertain times.”

“Andritz is pleased by this selection and we welcome the opportunity to support work on upgrading OPG’s hydroelectric generating assets,” said Daniel Carrier, CEO of Andritz Hydro Canada. “Our skilled tradespeople will ensure that project work is completed to a very high standard.”

In April 2020, OPG entered into a Vendor of Record (VOR) arrangement for future repair and replacement work of control gates that is required at OPG’s hydroelectric generating stations across the province. In addition to Andritz, the VOR arrangement was awarded to the following three vendors using an open, fair, transparent and competitive process:

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  • Canmec Industrial Inc.
  • Groupe LAR Inc.
  • Stuart Olson Industrial Constructors Inc. and Mecan Hydro Inc (partnership).

The total amount of work available for bidding over the five-year contract is approximately $100 million.