Romaine Complex

Rank 2020

9

Industry Sector: Energy

Range $6.5 billion

Specific Sector: Hydroelectric

Project Value: $6,500,000,000

Government Funds Involved: Public

Funding Source: Public

Location 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. Romaine-2 was commissioned in 2014, followed by Romaine-1 in 2015, and Romaine-3 in 2017. Work on Romaine-4 is underway, and includes building of all the structures associated with a new power generation facility: generating station, dam, diversion, spillway, tailrace canal, headrace tunnel, etc. Excavation of the spillway and water intake, along with the temporary diversion structure, were completed in 2018.

Romaine-4 is expected to be online in 2020.

Project Owner: Hydro-Québec

Engineer: Romaine-1: AECOM Romaine-3: AECOMEnglobe

Contractor: Romaine-1: Hamel-CRT, Cegerco, Construction Proco, a consortium of Cegerco and Fernand Gilbert, Groupe Hexagone, Pomerleau, a consortium of J. Euclide Perron and Inter-cité Construction, a consortium of Neilson & EBC Construction, LAR Machinerie and Canmec Industriel.Romaine-3: Hamel-CRT, EBC-Neilson, Canmec Industriel, Construction Proco, Couillard Construction, Groupe Hexagone, Groupe LAR, COH, HMI Construction, Neilson-EBC, Cégerco, Nordex, Consortium ATA Romaine-4: EBC Inc.; Pomerleau

Other Key Players: Tetra Tech (design and construction support); WSP (EA and access roads); CRT Construction (excavation and concreting, road and dam construction); GHD (geotechnical and material technology); CIMA+; Englobe (QA inspection services); EXP (Building plans and specifications and addition/modifications to positions (substations); Deloitte

Turbine Supplier: Romaine-1: Voith Hydro Romaine-3: GE Energy (formerly Alstom)

Supplier Other: Les Excavations Marchand et Fils (cement supplier)

Legal: Borden Ladner Gervais

MW Generation Power: 1550

Financing Detail: N/A

2019 Rank: 9

2018 Rank: 7

2017 Rank: 6

2016 Rank: 4

2015 Rank: 3

2014 Rank: 2

Municipal Funding Number: 0

Image Credit: SNC-Lavalin