Canadian Manufacturing

ATCO wins $470M BC Hydro contract to build housing for Site C dam workers

Construction of 1,600-person work camp to employ 360

VANCOUVER—ATCO Structures & Logistics has won an eight-year, $470 million contract with BC Hydro to design, manufacture, install and operate a facility that will house workers constructing the Site C Clean Energy Project in northeast British Columbia.

Through its subsidiary, ATCO Two Rivers Lodging Group, the company expects to create approximately 360 on-site jobs near Fort St. John, B.C. during construction, as well as additional roles when the lodge is complete.

“We are pleased to work with BC Hydro to provide their workforce with a high-quality facility that brings the comforts of home one step closer,” Steve Lockwood, president and CEO of ATCO Structures & Logistics, said. “ATCO’s proven expertise to build and operate a project of this magnitude, will create real efficiencies and cost savings for BC Hydro, as well as jobs and opportunities for the Peace River region.”

ATCO has begun preliminary construction work and expects the project to be completed in mid-2016. The 630,000 square-foot facility will house more than 1,600 construction workers, featuring modern amenities such as a movie theatre, lounge, gym and running track.

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