Location

Keephills, AB

Completion Date

2008

Tonnage

3600

Owner

Capital Power / TransAlta

Keephills 3

The Capital Power/TransAlta duo entrusted Supermetal with the steel construction and installation for the four main buildings of the new Keephills 3 electric power plant near Edmonton in Alberta. This project of over 3600 tons of steel encompasses the turbine room, pumping station, water treatment centre as well as the control room. Located 70 km west of Edmonton, the facility supplies 495 MW of electricity.

Supermetal was also enlisted to complete the turbine facility after completion of our scope of work. Our Canada-wide worrkforce enabled the succesful completion of this project at a time when labour resources in Alberta were scarce.

State-of-the-art coal generator facility

Keephills 3 will use the latest technology to increase the environmental performance of the station. This will reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 24% while producing the same amount of energy as the four obsolete Wabamun units that TransAlta will get rid of in 2010. In addition, sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxide (NOx) and mercury (Hg) emissions will be reduced by 60 to 80% compared with the Wabamun units.