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$181.5 million in Site C dam contracts awarded

Balance of plant contracts will complete construction of the dam’s generating station and spillways, along with other related facilities.

Alaska Highway News

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The Site C powerhouse operations building is nearing completion, October 2021.BC Hydro

BC Hydro says it has awarded four contracts worth $181.5 million for the remaining balance of plant work at Site C dam.

The utility said Thursday the contracts will complete construction of the dam’s generating station and spillways, and other related facilities.

“With these awards, the procurement process for all six balance of plant contracts for the Site C project is complete,” BC Hydro said in the release.

Three of the contracts were awarded to Nanaimo-based F&M Installations Ltd., and the other was awarded to Aecon-Flatiron-Dragados-EBC (AFDE) Partnership.

According to BC Hydro, the four contracts include:

  • Architectural – F&M Installations Ltd. will be responsible for the architectural walls, fixtures, fittings and finishings to complete the powerhouse and operations building. The contract is valued at $29 million and work is expected to be complete in 2024.
  • Fire detection and protection – F&M Installations Ltd. will design, supply, install and commission the fire detection and protection systems. The contract is valued at $29.5 million and work is expected to be completed in 2024.
  • HVAC – F&M Installations Ltd. will design, supply, install and commission the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) equipment for the powerhouse, intake and spillways structures. The contract is valued at $36 million and work is expected to be completed in 2024.
  • Permanent upstream fishway and other out structures – AFDE will supply, install and support the commissioning of the permanent upstream fishway and other structures outside of the powerhouse, intake and spillways structures. The contract is valued at $87 million, and work is expected to be complete in 2024.

The AFDE Partnership is building the generating station and spillways civil works portion. F&M Installations was previously selected to build the Site C substation.

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