Project Description

The Fort Frances generating station (GS), owned and operated by H2O Power Limited Partnership (H2O Power), is located in Fort Frances, Ontario. The dams control the water level of Rainy Lake which flows into Rainy River, the boundary between Canada and USA. This project will restore full operability of all 15 gates on the Fort Frances Dam, including 10 Main Dam gates and 5 Canal gates. On completion of the overhaul of each gate, leakage should be substantially eliminated.

The scope of the project was the demolition and rehabilitation to the structural concrete for the operation of the 15 bypass channel water control gates at the 100 year old operating dam.  Including in the scope was the supply and installation of new manufactured steel gates and rails to replace the original wood gates.  This project was a highly technical project as most of the work was performed using an 80-ton crane that was hoisted onto a Poseidon barge system in the water.  Multiple cranes were required to perform this work. Tom Jones Corporation self performed all aspects of this project. Despite the complexity of this project it was completed on time with no deficiencies.


At A Glance

Project Name: H2O Power Dam Rehabilitation

Role in Project: General Contractor

Delivery Method: Repair / Restoration

Client: H2O Power Limited