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John Hart Dam Seismic Upgrade

Campbell River, British Columbia

This project will ensure the continued supply of safe, reliable power for surrounding communities. Aecon-EBC General Partnership (AEGP), a consortium between Aecon (60%) and EBC (40%) in which Aecon is the lead partner, is working on the first phase of a two-phase civil construction contract to deliver the John Hart Dam Seismic Upgrade project in Campbell River, British Columbia. The scope of work involves upgrading earth stabilizing infrastructure to improve the seismic resiliency of the existing John Hart Dam. 

An Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) phase commenced in the fourth quarter of 2022 to collaboratively plan and prepare for construction. Upon successful completion of the ECI phase and following BC Hydro’s final project decision, BC Hydro intends to issue authorization to proceed with construction, which is expected to commence in the third quarter of 2023 with anticipated completion by the end of 2026.

An Aecon-led joint venture completed the John Hart Generating Station Replacement project in 2019. The innovative project was the first hydroelectric Public-Private Partnership (P3) in Canada and was recognized with the 2018 Tunnelling Association of Canada Award of Excellence.

BC Hydro

$245 million


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John Hart Generating Station Exterior

John Hart Generating Station Replacement Project

Campbell River, British Columbia

The first P3 delivery of a hydroelectric facility in Canada; this project fostered excellence from the outset, with its innovative underground design and commitment to environmental protection.

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