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Hatch lauded for work on Lower Mattagami project

Hatch has been recognized with an Award of Excellence for its project management work on the Lower Mattagami River Project north of Kapuskasing.
The Little Long Generating Station, a portion of the multi-year Lower Mattagami River Project, was completed in 2014.

Engineering firm Hatch has been recognized for its project management work on the Lower Mattagami River Project.

Hatch was one of 20 firms to be recognized by the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies-Canada and Canadian Consulting Engineer magazine. Given out annually, the awards acknowledge excellence in engineering amongst projects across the country.

“These awards showcase the outstanding talent and expertise of consulting engineers across Canada,” ACEC president and CEO John Gamble said in a release.

“By recognizing these projects with national awards, we highlight the important contributions of engineering firms to Canadians and the huge impact they have both here at home and around the world.”

Hatch was one of 15 recipients to receive an Award of Excellence in the project management category.

An initiative of Ontario Power Generation, the Lower Mattagami River Project was a multi-year, $2.6-billion project that updated four hydroelectric generating stations along the Mattagami River, located 70 kilometres north of Kapuskasing.

The project was noted for its partnership with the nearby First Nations of Moose Cree and Taykwa Tagamou, employing 1,200 people during construction, and coming in ahead of schedule in December, 2014. The project has added nearly 500 megawatts of power to the provincial grid.

Hatch has Northern Ontario locations in Sudbury and Thunder Bay and is headquartered in Mississauga.