Artist’s rendering of the Site C dam, the third hydro dam on the Peace River that started construction in 2015. (B.C. Hydro)

Nanaimo company awarded $33-million Site C contract

F&M Installations Ltd. will build substation for B.C. Hydro megaproject

A Nanaimo company has been awarded a $33-million contract for a Site C dam project.

F&M Installations Ltd. will build the South Bank substation, located in the Fort St. John area, for the $10.7-billion project in B.C.’s Peace region.

B.C. Hydro announced three Site C contracts earlier today, March 16.

“B.C. Hydro has been a major client for more than 32 years and FMI is very pleased and proud of our team,” said Mike Crucil, F&M Installations’ CEO.

At the equivalent size of 48 football fields, the South Bank substation is one of the largest substations ever to be constructed in B.C., according to F&M Installations’ figures. During construction, the project will require moving about 150,000 cubic metres of earth, installation of 65,000 metres of ground grid, 1,600 tonnes of steel, 9,000 cubic metres of concrete, 300 kilometres of cable and 12 kilometres of overhead aluminum bus structure.

The project will take about 36 months to complete and at peak construction, will employ 110 workers.

“We’ve been a major employer in the Vancouver Island area and throughout Western Canada,” Crucil said. “A lot of our resources come from the Vancouver Island region.”

A $1.6-billion contract was also signed with the Aecon-Flatiron-Dragados-EBC Partnership to construct a generating station and spillways, and REEL COH Inc. has been awarded a $23-million contract “to design, supply and commission the generating station and spillways powerhouse bridge” and cranes, according to a B.C. Hydro release.

The project is slated to be completed over five years and B.C. Hydro estimates there will be approximately 1,600 workers on site at the peak of construction in 2021.

Approximately 700,000 cubic metres of concrete and 34,000 tonnes of rebar are expected to be used for the generating station and two 17-storey-high spillways.



photos@nanaimobulletin.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Summer of our Discontent: homeless camp a contentious issue

City of Nanaimo, tent city going to court this week to settle differences

Application hearing held for Discontent City case

Two-day petition hearing begins July 17

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Enough is enough at Discontent City

I cannot believe that the people of Discontent City even get to have a say, says letter writer

Large suspected ammo found at Cassidy recycling facility

Area businesses voluntarily evacuated

Fires claim boat and travel trailer in Nanaimo

Nanaimo area firefighters come off busy weekend for fires with two fires Monday morning

Nanaimo Concert Band to perform at Maffeo Sutton Park

Group will play marches, swing and show tunes at free evening concert

Silly boats make a splash on Nanaimo seas

Superette wins Nanaimo’s Silly Boat Regatta community fundraising event

Florist announces bid for Nanaimo city council

Jim Turley, former owner of Turley’s Florist, intends to run in fall election

VIDEO: Firefighters putting out brush fire in East Wellington

Fire is in the area of a new development under construction near Shady Mile Way

Trudeau blasts Putin, Russia following Finland summit but stays mum on Trump

Strong words come one day after a controversial summit between Putin and Trump in Finland

Temperature records break across southern B.C. as heat continues

Whistler broke a 70-year-old record high of 32.2 C with a temperature of 32.9 C

Hawaii volcano boat tours continue after ‘lava bomb’ injuries

“An explosion occurred near the shoreline hurling hot lava rocks towards the boat and injuring several passengers.”

Trump returns from summit with Putin to forceful criticism

“Shameful,” ”disgraceful,” ”weak,” were a few of the comments. Makes the U.S. “look like a pushover,” said GOP Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee.

Obama to deliver Mandela address in likely rebuke to Trump

Former U.S. President Barack Obama Monday praised Kenya’s president and opposition leader for working together but said this East African country must do more to end corruption.

Most Read