About Peace River Hydro Partners

Peace River Hydro Partners (PRHP) is a partnership between ACCIONA Infrastructure Canada Inc. and Samsung C&T Canada Ltd. PRHP holds the main civil works contract for the Site C Clean Energy Project.

The main civil works contract is valued at approximately $1.75-billion and includes the following key components.

Earthfill dam

  • Approximately 1,050 metres in length and 60 metres high above the riverbed
  • Construction of two temporary cofferdams across the main river channel to allow for construction of the earthfill dam

Two diversion tunnels

  • River diversion works, including construction of two 10.8 metre internal diameter concrete-lined tunnels between 700 metres to 800 metres in length

Concrete foundation for generating station, spillways and dam buttress

  • An 800-metre roller-compacted-concrete buttress to enhance seismic protection

In addition, the main civil works contract includes significant ancillary works such as a permanent network of site roads, site drainage and debris handling facilities.

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About the Project

The Site C clean energy project will be a third dam and hydroelectric generating station on the Peace River. The site will provide 1,100 megawatts, producing about 5,100 gigawatt hours of electricity each year — enough energy to power the equivalent of about 450,000 homes per year in British Columbia.

Interested in learning more about the project? Visit the Site C Project website.

Canadian Partners

PRHP is a partnership between Acciona Infrastructure Canada Inc., Petrowest Corporation, and Samsung C&T Canada Ltd.

Local Workforce

On average, 70% of PRHP’s workforce will be B.C. residents. During peak construction in mid-2018, more than 1,500 workers will realize approximately 8,000 person-years of direct employment.

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