Astaldi, through its subsidiary company Astaldi Canada, has been selected to build the major civil works for the 824MW Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project in Canada.

The CA$1B civil works package is the largest associated with the developments and the scope of work includes construction of the powerhouse, intake and gated spillway. The work is expected to start this year and will take around four years to complete.

The Muskrat Falls development, along with the 2250MW Gull Island project, is part of a large plan to develop the lower Churchill River. Crown Corporation Nalcor Energy is responsible for the project development.


Image: Project construction in August 2013. Courtesy Nalcor Energy