Balance of Plant

The generating station and spillways component of the Site C project will be procured through multiple contracts, including the civil works contractpowerhouse bridge crane supply contract and a balance of plant contract.

The scope of the balance of plant contract includes the electrical, mechanical, and miscellaneous civil/structural work required to complete the construction of the generating station and spillways:

  1. Installation of and commissioning support for mechanical and electrical water-to-wires equipment supplied by others.
  2. Supply, installation and commissioning of mechanical and electrical equipment such as piping, pumps, cable tray, cables, etc.
  3. Installation of protection, control, telecom, security and similar systems supplied by others.
  4. Supply and installation of miscellaneous civil items and structures (platforms, out buildings, concrete equipment pads, miscellaneous metalwork, etc.)
  5. Supply, installation and commissioning of the permanent upstream fishway.
  6. Design, supply, installation and commissioning of building systems, such as the fire detection and protection, HVAC equipment, domestic water, wastewater, etc.
  7. Completion of building interiors to the finished state.
  8. Supply of temporary construction works and decommissioning and site clean-up of the contractor’s temporary construction works.

Procurement Information

Shortlisted Teams
December 20, 2018 

BC Hydro announces shortlist for Site C balance of plant contract.

Five submissions were received, and shortlisted three proponent teams:


Request for Supplier Qualifications
June 14, 2018 

BC Hydro issues RFSQ for Site C balance of plant contract. The balance of plant RFSQ can be found on BC Bid at, document number RFSQ 9066.


Additional Information