GAP Inspection Services Ltd has been awarded the contract to supply QA/QC Inspection Services for the SaskPower Queen Elizabeth Repowering Project in Saskatoon. GAP Inspections will be acting as the Owners Inspector for SaskPower.

The Queen Elizabeth Power Station Repowering Project involves the conversion of the existing three H-25 gas turbines and generators at D plant into combined cycle operation by adding three additional H-25 35 MW class gas turbines, one steam turbine and six once-through steam generators (OTSG), providing an additional 205 MW of net electrical production.

The $514 million expansion project is expected to be commissioned in September 2015.

GAP Inspection Services Ltd has been chosen as Owners Inspector for the SaskPower BDPS ICCS Project.

The Boundary Dam Integrated Carbon Capture and Storage Demonstration Project will see Unit #3 at a coal-fired power plant located at Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada, rebuilt with a fully-integrated carbon capture and storage (CCS) system. It will be the first commercial-scale power plant equipped with a fully-integrated CCS system. Operations are expected to begin in 2014. 

The Boundary Dam project will reduce CO2 emissions by approximately one million tonnes a year — the equivalent of taking more than 250,000 cars off Saskatchewan roads each year. The CO2 will be sold to resource companies to be used in enhanced oil recovery (EOR) operations. Sulphur dioxide (SO2) will also be captured and sold.

The $1.35 billion project is expected to be completed in June 2014