News for the year 2021

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.”


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 […]


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 […]


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,” […]