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BC Hydro awards $1.26 billion contracts for Site C hydropower project

  • 10 months ago (2018-03-20)
  • David Flin
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Canada’s BC Hydro has awarded three contracts with a combined value of more than $1.26 billion for the 1100 MW Site C hydropower project in the Canadian province of British Columbia. The Site C dam and hydropower generation project is being built with a total investment of $8.2 billion on the Peace River in northeast British Columbia.

The $1.22 billion contract for construction of the generating station and spillways has been awarded to the Aecon-Flatiron-Dragados-EBC Partnership (AFDE Partnership). The AFDE Partnership will be responsible for providing civil works related to the powerhouse, penstocks, spillways, and power intakes of the project. The powerhouse will have six generators with a combined capacity of 1100 MW. AFDE is expected to start work in Spring 2018 and is likely to complete the work over five years.

BC Hydro has also awarded contracts of $25.2 million to F&M Installations for construction of the Site C substation, and $17.6 million to Reel Coh for the design, supply, and commissioning of the bridge and gantry cranes.