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Contractors complete 70-metre high foundation for B.C.’s Site C hydro project


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October 31, 2018 by The Canadian Press

An aerial view of the project site included in BC Hydro’s latest dam construction update. PHOTO: BC Hydro/Twitter

VANCOUVER—The foundation for Site C hydroelectric project has been completed.

Acciona says the 70-metre high foundation structure is solid enough to support the 1,100-megawatt power plant and spillways.

The company leading the construction for contractor Peace River Hydro Partners says a permanent network of roads, a temporary access bridge, drainage and debris handling facilities to and from the site have also been completed.

The contract was valued at $1.75 billion.

The dam, the third across the Peace River, will flood an 83-kilometre stretch of valley west of Fort St. John.

When complete, BC Hydro estimates Site C will provide enough power to heat and light as many as 450,000 homes a year.

 

Watch Acciona’s break down of the construction highlights


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1 Comment » for Contractors complete 70-metre high foundation for B.C.’s Site C hydro project
  1. Ron Simpson says:

    Yes it should be open bid,lowest qualified contractor
    I am sure they can get the job done, union and non union can work side by side,jurisdiction is costly with full union platforms

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