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Bidding set to open for seismic work on Island dams

A web portal has been set up for Vancouver Island companies bidding on seismic upgrades for three dams, each valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars. The work aims to ensure the dams near Campbell River will survive a major earthquake. All three dams are more than 70 years old. These long-planned projects will… 

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John Hart Dam project will move massive amounts of earthfill

The John Hart Dam seismic upgrade will truck more than twice as much earthfill in and out of the site as was moved in the John Hart Dam Generating Station replacement project. About 700,000 cubic metres of earthfill, or enough to fill about 280 Olympic-sized swimming pools, is planned to be removed or trucked in… 

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John Hart Dam seismic work in 2020 sets BC Hydro up for ‘a big year’ in 2021

BC Hydro says the planned seismic upgrades to the John Hart Dam made “good advancements in 2020,” and sets them up for a big year in 2021. “We initiated the project in 2014 to find the best way to upgrade the dam so that it can withstand a severe earthquake and maintain downstream public safety,”… 

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Campbell River Chamber Website Collaboration With BC Hydro Will Connect Workers To Three New Projects

The Campbell River & District Chamber of Commerce has once again partnered with BC Hydro with a relaunch of the website — majorprojects.ca — in support of three upcoming proposed projects: the John Hart Dam seismic upgrade, the Ladore Spillway seismic upgrade and the Strathcona Dam water discharge upgrade. As the projects move forward, this website will connect local companies and… 

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BC Hydro Releases New Project Video Updates

BC Hydro has created the first in a series of video updates for each proposed project.

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BC Hydro, Chamber of Commerce launch job website for Campbell River dam projects

From the Campbell River Mirror: Job seekers and companies interested in working on three proposed safety projects on the Campbell River hydroelectric system can visit the new project-focused website set up by BC Hydro.

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BC Hydro Inform the City of Campbell River Mayor and Council about Proposed Projects

Stephen Watson of BC Hydro delivered a presentation to City of Campbell River Mayor and Council on the proposed capital projects and hydroelectric operations in February 2020

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BC Hydro: the last two decades and the decade ahead

A perspective on the past two decades and the decade ahead for the Campbell River hydroelectric system.  From the Campbell River Mirror: When we start a new decade it is often a period of reflection...

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Design work for seismic upgrade of John Hart Dam continues

From the Campbell River Mirror: BC Hydro’s planned seismic upgrades to the John Hart Dam are targeted to strengthen the dam so that it can withstand a major earthquake. The design work to achieve that goal continues to be refined. “The feasibility design stage has been completed and we are now fine tuning the design… 

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Design work underway on Strathcona Dam upgrade near Campbell River

From the Campbell River Mirror: Design work continues on BC Hydro’s Strathcona Dam upgrade in hopes of getting BC Utilities Commission approval in 2022. The design of the water discharge upgrade to Strathcona Dam will allow for BC Hydro to draw down the Upper Campbell Reservoir level after a severe earthquake. The upgrades will also… 

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