For Immediate Release
April 28, 2016
Vancouver, BC– The Clean Energy Association of BC (CEBC) is pleased to congratulate Gygax Engineering Associates Ltd. (GEA), Northwest Hydraulic Consultants Ltd. (NHC) and Altagas for winning the engineering Award of Excellence (in the power and industry category) from the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – British Columbia. Projects are judged on technical excellence and innovation, ability to meet project objectives, including budgets and schedule, and their environmental, economic, social sustainability, and aesthetic aspects. GEA, NHC and Altagas received this award for their for innovative intake design for the McLymont Creek project. Other consulting firms on the GEA team were Golder Associates, BGC Engineering Ltd., Struthers Technical Solutions and Wyllie and Norrish Rock Engineers.
The McLymont Creek hydroelectric project is a 66MW run-of-river project located in north-western British Columbia on a tributary of the Iskut River. The project is owned by AltaGas Ltd., through its subsidiary Coast Mountain Hydro LP, and is part of a cluster that also includes the Forrest Kerr and Volcano projects.
Gygax Engineering Associates Ltd. provides structural engineering design solutions for private and public infrastructure projects. For more information, visit: www.gea.ca.
Northwest Hydraulic Consultants Ltd. provides a wide range of services in hydrology, river engineering, hydraulic design, fisheries engineering and advanced numerical and physical modelling. For more information, visit www.nhcweb.com.
AltaGas is a leading North American diversified energy infrastructure company. AltaGas owns or operates a diversified mix of assets in gas, power, and utilities. For more information, visit: www.altagas.ca.
The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – British Columbia (ACEC-BC) is a not-for profit organization that represents BC consulting engineering companies and is a member of ACEC-Canada. For more information, visit: http://www.acec-bc.ca and http://www.acec.ca.
About CEBC: CEBC represents 160 members who develop and operate reliable, responsible and affordable clean and renewable energy projects in cooperation with BC Hydro. A dozen First Nations in BC are members of this private sector industry association.
Contact: Paul Kariya