MWH has been serving hydroelectric and mining clients in Canada since 1921. Our team, based out of Vancouver, BC, provides design, management and consulting services to the growing energy, natural resource, industry and infrastructure markets across the country.
1921MWH breaks into the Canadian hydropower market with its first project, with the Soo Powerhouse Rehabilitation project for the Great Lakes Power Co.
1953Work with Great Lakes Power Company, Canada, continued. The team created a plan to construct seven dams and power plants, totaling 124 MW of power along the Montreal and Michipicoten Rivers.
2002The Arrow Lakes Hydroelectric Project in British Columbia is completed providing 170 MW of power.
2007BC Hydropower begins the investigation and later upgrade the Ruskin Powerhouse with the support of MWH.
Opened in 2007, the Vancouver office has served as the epicenter of our Canadian operations. Our staff of engineers includes a diverse array of experience that provide elite technical background. With a team who is bring global expertise to our project delivery.
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Meet a few of our Canada Team Experts
Leader of Canadian Hydropower & Dams Operation
David has more than 35 years of experience in renewable energy projects. He helps to strengthen key client relationships, ensure delivery excellence (safety, quality, cost efficiency) and provides team leadership in hydropower projects.
Canada Country Manager, Senior Vice President
Pat leads MWH Canada’s operations and has extensive geotechnical engineering experience in mining, waste management and hydropower projects, including design, senior review of multiple tailing dams, and managing large development, closure and reclamation projects.
Canadian Operations Director
Ryan is a Mechanical Engineer who draws on his experience in finance, project, construction, and business management to steer MWH Canada’s operations to success.
Geotechnical Group Manager
Josh leads the MWH Canada Geotechnical Engineering group and focuses primarily on mining infrastructure such as tailing and waste storage facilities. His experience ranges from site investigation, laboratory testing and design to onsite construction and operational support and the design and implementation of mine closure.
Arrow Lake Hydroelectric Powerhouse
The project included a new, single-monolith, powerhouse 400 meters downstream of the existing dam with two 85 MW vertical axis Kaplan turbines. The integral intake, surface-type powerhouse forms the water retaining structure at the downstream end of the approach channel and incorporates post-tensioned anchors in the intake structure. Water to the new powerhouse is conveyed via a 1.4-kilometer-long channel excavated through overburden and rock on the north side of the existing dam. A new concrete face rock-fill dam was constructed downstream of the existing dam to connect the existing dam with the new powerhouse.
Journey to Churchill
The Journey to Churchill exhibit is the latest addition to the Assiniboine Park Zoo renovation in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Along with the newly opened International Polar Bear Conservation Center, it will be the preeminent polar bear and seal facility in the world. It will set the standard for polar bear exhibits and rehabilitation facilities.