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Main Civil Works

The main civil works contract comprises the majority of earthworks required to construct the Site C project, including:

  • Approximately 32 million cubic metres of excavation for structures, including the approach channel and tailrace
  • River diversion works, including construction of two 10.8 metre internal diameter concrete-lined tunnels between 700 metres to 800 metres in length, and associated cofferdams and intake and outlet structures
  • Earthfill dam – central core zoned earth embankment approximately 1,050 metres long and 60 metres above the present river level.
  • Roller-compacted concrete buttress – approximately 800 m in length to a maximum height of 70 m
  • Significant ancillary works such as permanent network of site roads, site drainage and debris handling facilities

Procurement Information

Contract Award
December 21, 2015

BC Hydro Awards Contract for Site C Main Civil Works to Peace River Hydro Partners

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Business-to-Business Networking Sessions
September 25 & 26, 2014
Main Civil Works Business-to-Business Networking Session Presentation
Request for Qualifications
April 4, 2014
Request for Qualifications Issued for Site C Main Civil Works

BC Hydro Job Opportunities

For information about Site C project construction jobs, please visit the Job Opportunities section of the website. To view current opportunities with BC Hydro, please visit BC Hydro Careers

 Procurement Updates