Sechelt Creek Hydroelectric Project
Start Date: 2010-03-16
End Date: 2011-03-16
KGS Group was retained by Conwest Exploration to design the Sechelt Creek Hydroelectric Project. The project is located north of Vancouver in the Coastal Mountains and develops 16MW from 340m of head using two four-jet Pelton Turbine Generators supplied by GEC Alsthom. The energy is supplied to BC Hydro. Flow is diverted from two high gradient mountain streams into two separate sediment exclusion and sediment desanding basins. KGS Group was responsible for: sediment and hydrologic studies; initial project layout, final detailed design, tender documents, and field assistance for construction of: sediment excluding intakes; flow desander basins; 30m by 3m overflow gated spillway; HDPE and welded steel penstock; penstock bifurcation; two aerial penstock crossings up to 35m in span; powerhouse; powerhouse foundation and penstock route assessment using drilling, seismic, and pressuremeter testing; along with the blasted and excavated tailrace channel. Designing structures to be constructed, operated and maintained in a remote and environmentally sensitive (the site is in the mountains of BC on a salmonid stream) proved challenging. The $25 million project was completed in 18 months and is not generating energy and profits for the owner (Regional Power).
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