Work camp will eventually house 2,200 construction workers
Link to this CBC news story: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/work-begins-on-massive-work-camp-for-site-c-dam-1.3227002
Work is about to begin in Northeastern B.C. on a massive work camp to house thousands of workers coming to build the Site C hydroelectric dam.
When it is completed, the camp on the northern bank of the Peace River will be a self-contained community, with its own sewage and water systems and facilities that rival nearby Fort St. John.
It is expected to house 1,800 workers when it opens early next year, with the ability to expand to eventually house 2,200 at the height of construction on the $9 billion dam.
At its peak, the camp is expected to bump up the population of the Fort St. John area by more than 10 per cent.
It will be so large it will have its own theatre, outdoor fields, indoor running track, a library and a spiritual centre.
BC Hydro spokesman David Conway said the aim is to attract and keep workers with quality amenities, including guest rooms featuring double beds, en suite bathrooms and wifi.
“The quality of worker accommodation is a key component of the project’s labour approach to attract and retain workers in what is expected to be a period of high demand for skilled workers,” he said.
ATCO subsidiary Two Rivers Lodging Group won the contract to build the work camp. But before construction of the camp begins, the contractor has to build its own smaller camp to house the workers who will build the larger camp.
When it is completed the Site C Dam will flood a valley 83 kilometres long, between Hudson’s Hope and Fort St. John.
It has been opposed by some environmentalists, farmers and First Nations.
With files from Betsy Trumpener
From the Site C website: https://www.sitecproject.com/
The vast majority of hiring for the project will be done by the companies awarded contracts to build
Site C. Please apply directly to those companies awarded contracts to build the project, as BC Hydro will not be accepting resumes on behalf of companies on the project. However, BC Hydro will facilitate the hiring process by listing the successful companies and their contact information on this page of the website.
postponedtoseptember2015) but no date has been provided for such a fair as of yet. We will update this page as this information is released.
Site C Contractors
The Public Road Improvements contract includes upgrading and paving 1.6 kilometres of
240 Road, 900 meters of 269
Road, and widening, paving and partially realigning 5.6 kilometres of Old Fort Road.
It also includes installation of street lights at various intersections along Old Fort Road and 240
A.L. Sims and Sons Ltd
The Site Preparation – North Bank contract includes building access roads,
excavation, and producing and stockpiling aggregate materials.
Morgan Construction & Environmental Ltd.
South Bank Clearing
Clearing the south bank of the dam site includes the removal of trees and vegetation, constructing temporary access roads, upgrading and maintaining an existing road and other site preparation activities.
Paul Paquette & Son’s Contracting
The worker accommodation contract
includes the design, construction, partial financing, operation and
maintenance of a temporary work camp located on the north bank of the Peace River.
Two Rivers Lodging Group (ATCO Structures & Logistics Ltd. and Bird Design Build Construction Inc.)
P.O. Box 2218
Vancouver, BC V6B 3W2
Tollfree: 1 877 217 0777
Fax: 604 695 5290
Email: email@example.com (mailto:sit%65c@bc%68%79dro.%63o%6D)
9948 100th Ave
Fort St. John, BC V1J 1Y5
Tel: 250 785 3420
Fax: 250 785 3570
The Pearkes Centre
10801 Dudley Drive
Hudson’s Hope, BC V0C 1V0