BC Hydro has announced it will safely begin increasing construction activities at the Site C dam site in a phased approach in the days and months ahead.
The phased approach is based on the provincial health guidelines for industrial camps, and BC Hydro will work with project contractors and unions to begin ramping up construction activities. The first increase in work will focus on restarting some of the main civil works on the earthfill dam and roller-compacted concrete dam buttress
In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, work at the dam site was scaled back in mid-March to focus on essential activities and critical work required to meet river diversion later this year. This brought the overall workforce staying at camp down by about 50 per cent and helped reduce densification at the site and worker accommodation lodge.