Main Civil Works

The main civil works contract comprises the majority of earthworks required to construct the Site C project, including:

  • Approximately 32 million cubic metres of excavation for structures, including the approach channel and tailrace
  • River diversion works, including construction of two 10.8 metre internal diameter concrete-lined tunnels between 700 metres to 800 metres in length, and associated cofferdams and intake and outlet structures
  • Earthfill dam – central core zoned earth embankment approximately 1,050 metres long and 60 metres above the present river level.
  • Roller-compacted concrete buttress – approximately 800 m in length to a maximum height of 70 m
  • Significant ancillary works such as permanent network of site roads, site drainage and debris handling facilities

Procurement Information

Contract Award
December 21, 2015 

BC Hydro Awards Contract for Site C Main Civil Works to Peace River Hydro Partners

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Preferred Proponent
November 25, 2015 

Site C Main Civil Works Contract to Create Thousands of Construction Jobs, Business Opportunities for B. C.

Request for Proposals
November 2014Main Civil Works RFP Issued to Four Shortlisted Proponents PDF  31.45 KB
Business-to-Business Networking Sessions
September 25 & 26, 2014Main Civil Works Business-to-Business Networking Session Presentation  PDF  1.35 MB
Request for Qualifications
April 4, 2014Request for Qualifications Issued for Site C Main Civil Works PDF  184.23 KB

Additional Information

BC Hydro Job Opportunities

For information about Site C project construction jobs, please visit the Job Opportunities section of the website. To view current opportunities with BC Hydro, please visit BC Hydro Careers

 Procurement Updates