Keeyask Infrastructure and Generating Station projects

Keeyask Generating Station

The Keeyask Project is a 695-megawatt (MW) hydroelectric generating station that is being developed in a partnership between Manitoba Hydro and 4 Manitoba First Nations: Tataskweyak Cree Nation, War Lake First Nation, York Factory First Nation, and Fox Lake Cree Nation. Working together, the Partners are known collectively as the Keeyask Hydropower Limited Partnership.

Located approximately 725 km north of Winnipeg on the lower Nelson River, construction of the Keeyask Project includes:

  • 7 unit powerhouse/service bay complex on the north side of Gull Rapids;
  • 7 bay spillway on the south side of Gull Rapids;
  • more than 2 km of dams across Gull Rapids;
  • 23 km of dykes built on the north and south side of the reservoir.

For more information on the Keeyask project, visit the Keeyask Hydropower Limited Partnership website.

Read about the Keeyask Transmission Project.

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Benefits

Our province is growing and so is the demand for electricity. New sources of electricity are needed to maintain the reliable supply our customers count on. The Keeyask Generating Station will fill this need. When completed in 2021, it will add approximately 4,400 gigawatt-hours of renewable electricity per year to Manitoba Hydro’s total supply. That’s enough electricity to power 400,000 homes.

Employment

May 2017 marks the official start of the second major construction season on the Keeyask Project. A vast workforce of 2,500 trades, support services and professionals are needed in:

  • designated trades: electricians, labourers, and other licensed, skilled trades;
  • non-designated trades: heavy equipment operators, truck drivers;
  • support services: clerks, cooks/catering personnel, security.

To apply for these jobs, visit the Keeyask Job Referral Service (JRS) or call toll-free 1-866-332-5077.

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Work at the Keeyask Generating Station

Learn what it's like to live and work at Keeyask camp. Find out how building Keeyask can build opportunities for you.

Play video: Work at the Keeyask Generating Station. (6:09)

Manitoba Hydro will be posting the jobs listed below when they become available:

  • engineers, geologists, engineering technicians, and surveyors.

Register your profile to receive alerts that notify you of postings.

For project management positions with the Keeyask General Civil Contractor, visit the BBE Hydro Constructors website.

Read the Burntwood/Nelson Agreement (PDF, 2.6 MB).

Business and tendering

We provide management and construction services to the Keeyask Hydropower Limited Partnership for the Keeyask Generating Station Project. Manitoba businesses have the opportunity to bid on contracts consistent with our commitment to work with suppliers through the Buy Manitoba and Northern Purchasing programs.

Learn more about business and tendering with Keeyask.

Status

Keeyask Project Update - May 2017 - video

Keeyask Project Update - May 2017

Construction continues 24/7 at the Keeyask Project in Northern Manitoba to meet this summer's targets.

Play video: Keeyask Project Update - May 2017 (4:13)

Batch plant firing on all cylinders - video

Building Keeyask Builds Opportunity–Adam's Story

Adam Spence believes you have to love what you do. He encourages young people to give working at Keeyask a try because of the opportunities it offers. Adam is one of several Keeyask Camp employees featured in a video and poster campaign that shares personal stories about the opportunities for personal and professional development.

Play video: Building Keeyask Builds Opportunity–Adam's Story (1:23)

Building Keeyask builds opportunities: Laura's story - video

Building Keeyask builds opportunities: Laura's story

Third cook Laura Kematch shares her story of what it's like to work at Keeyask. Additional opportunities for employment at Keeyask include work in wellness, recreation, trades, craft labour, clerical, and management.

Play video: Building Keeyask builds opportunities: Laura's story (1:29)

For more information contact us.