Around Town: John Hart Project Update And Schedule
I visited the John Hart Information Centre last month and took in the view from the new suspension bridge over Elk Falls . It is spectacular! Inside the information centre, there is a large map showing the potential new changes to the John Hart Dam.
Here are some timelines for the project schedule that have been posted on the BC Hydro site:
- February 2015 to 2016: Main access tunnel excavation
- March-December 2015: Powerhouse vertical excavation
- April 2015 to 2016: Intake access earthworks
- April-August 2015: Pile drilling for cofferdam installation at dam site
- July: Demolition of existing warehouse behind generating station
- Late summer/early fall: Site preparation work will begin for the new surge tank
- Late August: Tree removal near new tailrace
- Fall/Winter 2015: Power tunnel excavation begins
As of June 2015 there are 194 employees on this project and 174 working in Campbell River. The total worker hours are 410,000.
- Increasing number of carpenters, labourers during this period. Iron workers and boilermakers to begin in early 2016
- About 100 vendors on Vancouver Island used to supply services to the project, with about 90 local companies provided/providing supplies/services to date.
For more information, to the BC Hydro website at: www.bchydro.com or contact Stephen Watson, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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