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B.C. Hydro preparing lands for massive John Hart dam seismic upgrading

B.C. Hydro crews start work mid-month to prepare sites for civil work next year on the ­massive John Hart Dam ­seismic upgrading project near ­Campbell River. “Given the public traffic across the dam and recreational activities just to the north of the dam, it is important that people be aware in advance of these early… 

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John Hart project receives civil work bids

BC Hydro has posted the company names that have submitted bids for the John Hart Dam Seismic Upgrade Project: Aecon-EBC General Partnership Barnard Constructors of Canada LP FL JHD Constructors General Partnership The civil work Request For Proposals bid submission deadline was June 15, 2022. BC Hydro plans to award the contract in fall 2022,… 

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Strathcona Dam project overcomes design obstacle

BC Hydro’s Strathcona Dam Water Discharge Upgrade Project was progressing as planned until a physical water model in 2021 showed some strong water vortices that had potential to damage the new structure during operations.

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Dam upgrade on popular Campbell River lake won’t affect recreation

The shores of McIvor Lake were calm and quiet on a sunny afternoon the Thursday before Victoria Day weekend. For many weekends to come, those very shores will be brimming with people wanting to take in all the lake has to offer.

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Good Contractor Interest in John Hart Dam Project

BC Hydro has received a large amount of contractor interest in the civil work for the John Hart Dam Seismic Upgrade Project.

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BC Hydro Releases A New Video Update for the John Hart Dam Seismic Upgrade Project

BC Hydro has created the next in a series of video updates for the John Hart Dam Seismic Upgrade Project.

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

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.”

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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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