Canadian Biomass Magazine

Fibre from BC Hydro project up for bids

April 16, 2013
By BC Hydro

April 16, 2013, Victoria, BC – BC Hydro has issued a Request for Supplier Qualifications (RFSQ) for the utilization of non-merchantable fibre for the Site C Clean Energy Project near Fort St. John.

The Site C Clean Energy Project would be a third dam and generating station on the Peace River in northeast B.C. The project is being proposed by BC Hydro to provide 1,100 megawatts of capacity and 5,100 gigawatt hours of energy each year to the province's integrated electricity system.

BC Hydro is seeking qualified and proven technology providers to collect, process and market up to 1.2 million cubic metres of non-merchantable fibre over an expected time period from 2015 to 2020, based on the current project schedule.

BC Hydro is seeking qualified respondents that could provide some or all of the following scope:

• Collection of non-merchantable fibre from one or more specified locations;

• Processing of that fibre into a usable state;

• Establishing a market for the processed fibre;

• Delivery of the processed fibre to the end user(s); and

• Treatment and/or disposal of any residual / by-product.

BC Hydro's objectives for the utilization of non-merchantable fibre are to cost-effectively minimize the project footprint, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and manage local air emissions.


The release of this request for supplier qualifications does not commit to any clearing activities related to the Site C project or the purchase of any equipment. All procurements issued for the construction of Site C will be subject to the project receiving required environmental certification and other permits and approvals, and decisions to proceed.

Subject to approvals, the project would be a source of clean, reliable and cost-effective electricity for BC Hydro's customers for more than 100 years.

Detailed information about this opportunity can be found at BC Bid at .

Document Number: RFSQ 1502
Closing Date: May 3, 2013
If you are interested in receiving information about possible opportunities with the proposed Site C Clean Energy Project, sign up for the Site C Business Directory by visiting .

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