One of the biggest dams in Canada
INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Economic growth, social advancement and action against the climate emergency depend largely on investment in infrastructure, sustainable industrial development and technological progress. Today, about 1 billion people live more than 2 km from a roadway, 940 million live without electricity, and 663 million lack improved drinking water sources.
ACCIONA participates in the entire infrastructure construction value chain, from the identification of opportunity, design and execution, to the operation and maintenance of the constructed works, using the most advanced and innovative techniques.
Performance quality and safety are two of the criteria that maximize the company's value proposal in the development of large infrastructure projects and that differentiate it from other competitors in the construction field.
SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Today, cities represent 3 % of the planet's surface and concentrate more than 50 % of the population. A figure that will rise to 70 % by 2050. In addition, cities generate more than 80 % of the world's gross domestic product (GDP).
In addition to facilitating access to essential services for life - such as energy and water - ACCIONA contributes to making cities places of productive well-being in which to live, favouring people's socio-economic development.
The project includes the construction of an earth dam measuring 1,050 m long and 60 m high, two diversion tunnels measuring 10.80 m in diameter and with a length of between 700 and 800 m, in addition to a concrete foundation for the power generation station and spillways.
The dam at the Site C reservoir guarantees the supply of clean, renewable energy for over 100 years. Compared with any other source of energy, its hydroelectric plant will have the lowest greenhouse gas emissions in terms of gigawatt/hours.
It will provision of enough energy to supply the consumption of 450,000 households. It will provide a large amount of renewable and clean energy to BC and will boost economic development and job creation.
- Location: British Columbia, Canada.
- Contract type: Construction.
- Infrastructure: Construction of an earth dam measuring 1,050 m long and 60 m high, two diversion tunnels measuring 10.80 m in diameter and with a length of between 700 and 800 m, in addition to a concrete foundation for the power generation station and spillways. It has a power of 1,100 MW.
- Year of project completion: 2024