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ACCIONA to present Site C project at a technical conference organised in collaboration with the Spanish Society of Dams and Reservoirs

03/25/2019
  • The purpose of the conference, which will take place at the Ministry for the Ecological Transition on 21 May, is to raise awareness about the Site C project as an example of technical, environmental and socio-political challenges
  • Site C will be the third hydroelectric dam and power plant on the Peace River in northeast British Columbia, and will become one of Canada's largest dams

ACCIONA will present the Site C project at a technical conference organised in collaboration with SEPREM, the Spanish Society of Dams and Reservoirs, on 21 May, at the assembly hall of the Ministry for the Ecological Transition. The event is free to attend by registering in advance.

During the event, which is being officially opened by the President of SEPREM and Justo Vicente, Managing Director of ACCIONA Construction in Spain, Portugal and Africa, various representatives from ACCIONA will examine the different phases of the works, analysing the various technical, environmental and socio-political challenges presented by this project.

The geological and geotechnical framework of this project; the process of constructing the dam from loose material; the importance of the river diversion tunnels; and the roller-compacted concrete structure,on which the spillways and the hydroelectric plant are going to be installed, will be the main themes of the conference.

If you would like more information about the event program or if you are interested in attending, you can register using the following form:http://www.seprem.es/congresos_f/Diptico%20Jornada%20Presa%20de%20Site%20C%209-4-19.pdf

 

THE CLEAN ENERGY SITE C PROJECT

The Site C project involves construction of an earthfill dam, 1,050 metres long and 60 metres high, across the bed of the Peace River in northwest British Columbia, Canada.

ACCIONA is also constructing a 70-metre high foundation structure from roller-compacted concrete with a total volume of 1.8 million m³, to support the hydroelectric power plant and the spillway, which are also part of the project.

In addition to the principal civil engineering contract, the project includes major auxiliary works such as construction of five kilometres of cofferdams and two river diversion tunnels, as well as various temporary access roads and bridges.

Once completed, Site C will be the third hydroelectric plant and dam on the Peace River, and one of the largest dams in Canada, ensuring the supply of clean and renewable energy to an average of 450,000 households for more than 100 years.Site C will also generate a large quantity of renewable and clean energy, and promote economic development and job creation in the region.

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