Aker Solutions and Burns & McDonnell Canada Ltd have announced the completion of a new power generating facility in Ontario, Canada.

The two joint venture partners have completed their engineering, procurement and construction contract for the Halton Hills generating facility, which was awarded to them by TransCanada Energy.

The 684 MW facility was constructed as part of plans by the Ontario Power Authority to boost generating capacity in order to help meet critical energy and stability needs in the southwest greater Toronto area. The plant has been built on an 80 acre Greenfield site in Halton Hills.

Aker Solutions’ subsidiary, Aker Construction Canada Ltd., performed construction, construction management, portions of procurement and commissioning support for the project. Burns & McDonnell Canada Ltd. completed project design, procured engineered equipment, provided technical assistance for construction and executed the commissioning and startup of the facility.

The joint venture project team mobilised in October 2007.

The Halton Hills plant provides reliability to support Ontario’s growing renewable energy electricity production from wind and solar, and will also replace coal-fired power generation.