SNC-Lavalin's contract part of 65-megawatt Jimmie Creek hydro project near Powell River, B.C.
MONTREAL—SNC-Lavalin Inc. has won a $30.5-million contract for engineering, procurement and construction management of a 65-megawatt hydroelectric project in southwest British Columbia.
Construction is already underway on the Jimmie Creek hydroelectric plant in the Toba Valley near Powell River, B.C., where Montreal-based SNC-Lavalin will oversee the construction of two 32.5-megawatt units, as well as the design of the transmission line that will connect the project to the province’s grid.
“We are proud to take part in the Jimmie Creek project, which will serve the BC Hydro grid by providing 170 (gigawatt-hours) of clean, renewable energy every year,” SNC-Lavalin’s power division president Alexander Taylor said.
The project is jointly owned by Alterra Power Corp. and Fiera Axium Infrastructure, Inc.
On-site work began on March 1, 2014, with a targeted in-service date of July 2016.