SNC-Lavalin preferred contractor for $1-B hydro project in B.C.

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BC Hydro says SNC-Lavalin has been selected as the preferred contractor to design and build the $1-billion John Hart Generating Station replacement project.

The provincial Crown corporation says SNC was advised of the selection last week and the two sides will now begin final discussions  aimed at signing a contract by early 2014.

BC Hydro says the replacement facility on the Campbell River on Vancouver Island will improve power reliability and seismic safety and make it easier for the utility to protect fish habitat in an area that is world renowned for its salmon.

Construction is scheduled to begining shortly after a contract is signed, with the work scheduled to be completed by the end of 2018.

The project is expected to create an average of about 400 jobs a year over the five years of construction.

Located within the City of Campbell River, the John Hart Generating Station has been operating since 1947 and is one of the oldest generating facilities in BC Hydro’s hydro-electric system.

Organizations: BC Hydro, SNC-Lavalin, John Hart Generating Station

Geographic location: Campbell River, B.C., Vancouver Island

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  • Ed
    November 13, 2013 - 07:31

    Oh No! Not SNC-Lavalin! Somebody better advise the well known Muskrat Falls naysayers, that some other Province is now giving work to SNC. Oh what is this country coming to. (sarcasm)

    • david
      November 14, 2013 - 14:38

      Well said! And SNC Lavalin has so far paid all the fines they got for bribery and fraud, and some bid-rigging allegations have not yet been proven in there's no valid reason to question hiring this company as a consulting firm to the world-renowned dumbest and most easily (and often) defrauded government in the free world.