Ranking for 2017: 6
Industry Sector: Energy
Specific Sector: Hydroelectric
Range: $5 billion +
Project Value: $6,500,000,000
Provincial: Hydro-Québec: $6.5 billion
Government Funds Involved: N/A
Funding Source: Public
Location: Havre-Saint-Pierre, Quebec
Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2020
This 1,550-MW hydroelectric complex on the Romaine River involves four generating stations and reservoirs spaced over 150 kilometres along the Romaine River, located on the North Shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Each station will have an associated rockfill dam, two generating units, and a spillway. One permanent access road 150 kilometres long will also be built as part of the project linking the generating station to the regional highway.
Hydro-Québec began its work in summer 2009. Work is continuing as scheduled, with work on Romaine-3 and Romaine-4 underway. An average of 975 workers is estimated for the project with a peak workforce of over 2,000 workers from 2012 to 2016. Romaine-2 was commissioned in 2014, followed by Romaine-1 in 2015. Romaine-3, and Romaine-4 are expected to be online in 2017, and 2020, respectively.