SNC-Lavalin awarded $30.5M BC hydro project

Jimmy Creek run-of-river project set to go for July 2016.

July 24, 2014   by PLANT STAFF

MONTREAL — SNC-Lavalin has been awarded a $30.5 million engineering, procurement and construction management contract for the Jimmie Creek hydro project in BC by Plutonic Upper Toba Holdings Inc., a subsidiary of Alterra Power Corp.

The Montreal-based global engineering firm said the project involves a run-of-river hydro generation facility on Jimmie Creek in the Toba Valley near Powell River, BC. A rubber dam will be installed across the creek to divert flow into a three-kilometre-long buried penstock and surface powerhouse with two 32.5-megawatt units.

Work on Jimmie Creek began in 2012 with the project definition phase. The in-service date is July 2016.

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