Brilliant Dam Expansion Project

The Brilliant Expansion project saw the construction of a second powerhouse at the Brilliant Dam, adding approximately 120 MW of hydroelectric capacity to Columbia Power’s Lower Kootenay River system. The Brilliant Expansion Consortium, composed of Chant Construction, Skanska International Civil Works and SNC-Lavalin, constructed this design-build project.

The project included the design and construction of a new water intake, power tunnel, powerhouse, access tunnel and tailrace channel adjacent to the eastern end of the operating Brilliant Dam.

Scope of Work:
  • Cost estimating, planning and direct hire construction of the Civil works component
  • Commissioning planning and stakeholder management services.
  • Operational safety and hazardous energy control planning.
  • Additional work claim support/resolution services.

LOCATION / BC, Canada CLIENT / Brilliant Expansion Power Corporation STATUS / Completed YEAR / 2006 PROJECT VALUE / $150 Million

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