A partnership led by Aecon Group Inc. has been chosen as the preferred proponent by BC Hydro for a Site C generating station and spillways civil works contract. The partnership includes Aecon, Dragados Canada, Inc., Flatiron Constructors Canada Limited, and EBC Inc.
The contract is the second-largest single contract that will be issued for the construction of the Site C project. Scope of work will include delivery of civil works associated with the powerhouse, penstocks, spillways and power intakes, plus related ancillary construction work.
Full contract award is expected to take place in early 2018. Work will be performed through Aecon’s Infrastructure segment and is scheduled to commence in the spring of 2018, with expected completion in early 2023.
“Aecon is proud to be working with BC Hydro to deliver the largest clean energy project in British Columbia’s history. This significant project will create numerous employment opportunities,” said John M. Beck, president and Chief Executive Officer, Aecon Group Inc.
“This selection further solidifies Aecon’s presence in Western Canada, where we have worked on several large-scale hydroelectric projects, including civil works at BC Hydro’s John Hart Generating Station.”
BC Hydro’s Site C Clean Energy Project will be a third dam and hydroelectric generating station on the Peace River in northeast B.C. It will provide 1,100 megawatts (MW) of capacity, and produce about 5,100 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity each year — enough energy to power the equivalent of about 450,000 homes per year in B.C.
Following a review by the BC Utilities Commission (BCUC) in 2017, the NDP government decided to complete the $10.7 billion Site C dam, approved under the previous Liberal government.