BC Hydro awards balance of plant mechanical contract for 1,100-MW Site C

Site C location

BC Hydro has awarded a $70 million balance of plant contract for mechanical work at its 1,100-MW Site C hydroelectric project to Mitchell Installations Ltd.

The Site C Clean Energy Project, currently under construction, will be the third hydropower facility on the Peace River. The powerhouse will contain six 183-MW turbine-generator units. When complete, it is expected to generate about 5,100 GWh of electricity annually.

Burnaby. B.C.-based Mitchell Installations will be responsible for all mechanical work required to complete the construction of the generating station and spillways, along with other related facilities at Site C.

Mitchell Installations is an industrial contractor specializing in mechanical equipment installations and has a 20-year history of working on other BC Hydro projects. This includes the Mica Dam 5 and 6 Project, upgrades to the Ruskin Dam and the cooling water gates replacement at the Burrard Generating Station.

The contractor will mobilize on site this fall, and work is scheduled to be completed in 2024. Mitchell Installations is committed to creating Indigenous and apprentice employment and training opportunities, according to a press release.

The balance of plant mechanical contract was awarded after a comprehensive evaluation and due diligence process, BC Hydro said.

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