Graham, its joint venture partner Black & Veatch, have been selected by Saskatchewan Power Corporation (SaskPower) to complete the additions of one simple cycle gas turbine to the Ermine Power Station, located near Kerrobert, SK, and another to the Yellowhead Power Station, located near North Battleford, SK. The project includes design, procurement, construction and commissioning of the facilities and related equipment and improvements.
Graham is providing procurement and construction services and Black & Veatch is providing the engineering for the project.
Graham’s scope of work includes the procurement, construction, and commissioning of two new simple cycle gas turbine (SCGT) facilities to be constructed on separate brownfield sites. One SCGT facility is located at the Ermine Power Station and the second is located at the Yellowhead Power Station. Each of the SCGT facilities includes a General Electric (GE) model LM6000PF DLE gas turbine, a fully integrated distributed control system (DCS), and a Generator Step-Up Transformer (GSU). These units will remain in operation during the expansion.
Graham previously provided plant construction services for both stations, at Ermine in 2009, and Yellowhead in 2010.
Site preparation at the Ermine Power Station will begin in April 2023, with project completion scheduled for May 2025. Construction at the Yellowhead Power Station is scheduled to start in August 2023, with completion scheduled for December 2025.
As Saskatchewan continues to transition away from coal-fired power generation and introduce more wind and solar power to the grid, reliable and efficient generation will continue to play an integral role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. These additions to the existing power stations will supply reliable, cost-effective baseload power to the province.