Constructed Project Award of Excellence

Year 2022 was the inaugural award, on the occasion of the CDA celebrating 25 years.

The Constructed Project Award of Excellence recognizes teams that have made significant contributions to the dam industry in Canada and to society through the design, construction, remediation, upgrading, decommissioning, reclamation, and/or closure of dams. One award is offered annually to a team fulfilling the following eligibility criteria: 

To apply for the Constructed Project Award of Excellence or to nominate a team,  please complete the nomination form below.

Meet, Keeyask Hydropower Limited Partnership & Hatch Ltd., the 2023 recipient

The Keeyask Generation Project is a 695 MW hydroelectric development located in northern Manitoba on the Nelson River. It was developed by the Keeyask Hydropower Limited Partnership – a partnership between Manitoba Hydro and four partner First Nations: Tataskweyak First Nation, War Lake First Nation, York Factory First Nation, and Fox Lake Cree Nation. Constructed within the ancestral homeland of all four partner First Nations, it is Manitoba’s fourth largest generating station. Principal structures include a powerhouse with seven turbines, a seven-bay spillway, three dams, and two dykes.

The Project represents a culmination of over a decade-long planning process involving Manitoba Hydro, the partner First Nations, the primary structures design team and many contractors. Manitoba Hydro as the Project Manager provided construction and management services to the KHLP. The Principal structures design team was led by Hatch with support from SNC-Lavalin (AtkinRealis) and KGS Group who worked with Manitoba Hydro Engineering and Construction personnel.


Constructed Project Award of Excellence - Nomination Form