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Aecon wins biomass conversion project contract

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has awarded a contract to Aecon Group's industrial division to begin work on its Atikokan Generating Station (GS) biomass conversion project.

Aecon will be responsible for the design and construction of fuel handling and storage systems for the generating station conversion.

OPG want to make the Atikokan GS one of the largest biomass plants in North America by being capable of generating more than 200MW of capacity. The project will also include construction of fuel storage and handling systems to manage the biomass fuel.

The value of the contract is approximately half of the $170 million (€138.5 million) project and the project is expected to be completed sometime in 2014.