BC Hydro short-lists three bidders to replace 126-MW John Hart

BC Hydro has short-listed three consortia to design and build a 138-MW replacement of the 126-MW John Hart Generating Station on the Campbell River in British Columbia.

The project currently is undergoing an environmental and regulatory review by the B.C. Utilities Commission, with a decision expected by spring 2013. The project, estimated to cost between C$1 billion and C$1.2 billion (US$984 million and US$1.18 billion), seeks to address safety, reliability, and environmental issues of the 65-year-old facility on Vancouver Island.

BC Hydro short-listed three consortia from among eight bidders:

  • Elk Falls Energy Partners including Ontario Pension Board/Brookfield Financial; Bouygues Travaux Publics; Fiera Axium Infrastructure; Conner, Clark & Lunn GVest Traditional Infrastructure LP/Gracorp Capital Advisors Ltd.; Bouygues-Graham; Knight Piesold Consulting; Alstom Power & Transport Canada Inc.;
  • SNC-Lavalin Inc. and IMPSA;
  • Salmon River Hydro Partners including Bilfinger Berger; Acciona; Barnard Construction; Klohn Crippen Berger; Voith Hydro; F&M Installations; HMI Construction; Siemens.

A request for proposals has been issued to the three groups, with a contract to be awarded in spring 2013. The project is expected to create 400 jobs a year through completion in late 2018.

The proposed project is to construct a replacement intake at John Hart Spillway Dam; reduce the plant footprint by replacing three 1.8-kilometer pipelines with a 2.1-kilometer tunnel; construct a replacement power plant next to the existing plant; and build a new water bypass.

The new hydro plant is to include three 46-MW turbine-generators, replacing the six current 21-MW units.

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