FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — BC Hydro announced Thursday that it has signed a contract with ATB Riva Calzoni Hydro Canada Inc. to provide the hydromechanical equipment for the Site C project.
Hydro says that the contract, which is valued at $68 million, will see ATB design, supply and commission all gates, hoists, and embedded parts of Site C’s generating station and spillways. In a release, BC Hydro said that the spillway and low level outlet gates are an important safety feature of the dam and act as a movable water barrier, controlling the amount of water that can be discharged from the reservoir.
The Crown Corporation said that ATB is an internationally-renowned company that specializes in designing, manufacturing and supplying hydromechanical equipment for hydroelectric projects all over the world. The company previously worked on projects in Europe, Asia and South America.