B.C. Hydro seeking contractor for major work on Ladore Dam

B.C. Hydro is gearing up to start its Ladore Dam upgrading project next year, announcing Wednesday that it’s looking for a general contractor to lead the work.

The request for proposals to upgrade the dam — near McIvor Lake west of Campbell River — and to supply and install spillway gates closes Aug. 30.

A budget has not yet been announced, but the project is expected to have an overall cost in the hundreds of millions of dollars. It requires regulatory and funding approvals.

The cost of the Ladore project will be part of B.C. Hydro’s filing with the B.C. Utilities Commission this spring.

Plans call for seismic upgrades to the spillway gates to ensure the system can safely pass water downstream in the case of a major earthquake or major flood.

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