BC Hydro reaches new milestone on Site C Project

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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – B.C. Hydro has announced that it has recently reached another major milestone on the Site C Project.

On October 30, B.C. Hydro completed the roller-compacted concrete placements in the upper spillway buttress.

According to B.C. Hydro Community Relations Manager, David Conway, this achievement occurred seven months ahead of schedule.

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Conway says, in total, crews placed 585,516 cubic metres of roller-compacted concrete this year, roughly 30 percent more than was placed last year.

To date, 1.2 million cubic metres of roller-compacted concrete has been placed on the project.

The spillways buttress is one of three large concrete buttresses or foundations that is being built to support the Site C powerhouse, spillways and the dam itself.

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The powerhouse buttress was completed in October 2018, and the dam buttress is scheduled to begin in 2020.

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