John Hart Dam seismic upgrade: Up to $822 million, six years of work to help secure Island power generation

December 18, 2021

From the Times Colonist

B.C. Hydro is seeking bids for the seismic upgrade project at Campbell River’s John Hart Dam, which could cost up to $822 million.

“This is an important project for the Campbell River area,” Energy Minister Bruce Ralston said in a statement Friday. “It will provide benefits to the local economy, for public safety and for clean electricity generation.”

A preliminary estimate predicts that more than 600 person years of work, with about 100 people working at the site at any one time, is anticipated during the expected six-year build out, B.C. Hydro spokesman Stephen Watson said.

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