BC Hydro awards $1.6B contract to help complete Site C hydroelectric dam

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BC Hydro has awarded the second of three major contracts to complete the Site C hydroelectric dam.

The $1.6-billion contract will cover the construction of the dam’s generating system and spillways (GSS). It is the second largest contract in BC Hydro’s history, behind only the 2015 $1.75-billion main civil works contract for the dam. It is the first major contract award on the project since B.C.’s NDP government took power.

A third major contract for the transmission system that will carry electricity produced by the dam has not yet been awarded.

The deal has been signed with the AFDE partnership, a consortium of builders led by Calgary-based Aecon Group Inc., which is currently subject to a takeover by a Chinese firm, pending a federal security review.

Other partners include Flatiron Construction, Dragados Canada, and EBC Inc.

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Simon Little – Global News – March 16, 2018.

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