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May 18, 2016

BC HydroBC Hydro has posted a Request for Qualifications (RFQs) for the generating station and spillways civil works contract for the Site C Clean Energy Project. Deadline for submitting the RFQ: June 16.
Site C is a hydroelectric dam and generating station under construction in northeast British Columbia, about seven kilometres southwest of Fort St. John. Site C will provide 1,100 megawatts (MW) of capacity and about 5,100 gigawatt hours (GWh) of energy each year to the province's integrated electricity system.

The scope of work under the generating station and spillways civil works is anticipated to include:
• processing and production of all aggregates and granular materials required for the generating station and spillways civil works
• placement of approximately 700,000 cubic metres of mass and reinforced concrete for spillways, intakes, penstock encasement and powerhouse substructure
• procurement, fabrication and erection of six penstocks each 10 metres in diameter and 80 metres in length
• procurement, fabrication and erection of structural steel in the powerhouse
• installation of equipment supplied by BC Hydro, including: gates, gantry cranes and powerhouse bridge cranes
• procurement and installation of intake trashracks and anti-vortex devices
• procurement and installation of embedded pipes, ground grid and conduit
• turbine-generator embedment activities (e.g. concrete placement).
Construction of Site C started in July 2015 and will be completed in 2024. Once built, Site C will provide clean, reliable and cost-effective electricity in B.C. for more than 100 years.

Find out more: RFQ 6372 at www.bcbid.gov.bc.ca.

 

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Quite simply put if you feel that job site costing and quote development are a lot of work, you are right! To properly assess a job and estimate the required work time, product costs and various other expenses can take more time than is often feasible for a small company. You need to be spending your time completing projects, which can become difficult if you are spending your hours doing cost analysis. We learned this first hand in last month’s edition of the Electrician Forum when Steve Beeby of Beehive Electric discussed the balance required to own and operate an electrical contracting company.

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As our population grows and consumers continue to rely on technology for both essentials and comfort, the need for power quality has become vital. Fluke is a leader in this field, offering power quality training seminars, as well as employing power quality specialists with years of industry experience.

This month’s personal profile is a double feature of two of Fluke’s senior power quality specialists, Hilton Hammond and Frank Healy.

Hilton Hammond has been with Fluke since 1995, and in 2013 moved into his current position as Power Quality Business Unit Manager. He has a deep and thorough knowledge of power quality and related electrical instrumentation. 

Frank Healy, Power Quality Product Marketing Manager at Fluke since 2006, has been in the industry for well over three decades. He globally manages Fluke’s power quality products, including measuring instruments and precision power analyzers.

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