Site C Welcomes New Crew
Fort St. John- A new phase in the construction of the Site C dam is ready to start as the contractor for the turbines and generators is now on site.
Voith Hydro Canada, which has the $470 million dollar contract for the turbines and generators, is mobilizing on the site. Voith has provided equipment for a number of BC Hydro projects, including: Revelstoke Unit 5 Project, Ruskin Dam and Powerhouse Upgrade, and the Gordon M. Shrum Turbine Replacement Project.
The initial on-site work will see the construction of a temporary facility at the dam site to make the steel structures for turbines and generators. Excavation and foundation preparation for the manufacturing facility will start this month and construction of the facility building is expected to be completed in August.
At the peak of installation of the turbines and generators ( in 2022) about 150 workers will be on site.