• About Us
    • Vision & Values
    • Our History
    • Leadership
    • Awards
    • Health & Safety
  • Sectors
    • Mining
    • Energy
    • Government
    • Infrastructure
    • First Nations

  • Services
  • Instantel Instrumentation
  • Careers
  • News
    • Community
    • DST Newsroom
  • Contact Us

Projects Detail

Snart Ontario Power Generation | Lac Seul, Ontario

The engineers and specialists of DST’s Geotechnical Division provide comprehensive civil and geotechnical engineering to hydro, wind and solar power generation and transmission line clients. Our team can provide quality control services for construction of major project elements as well as specialty design services.Geotechnical Design

VIEW ALL SERVICES
 

Client

Ontario Power Generation / SNC Lavalin, Lac Seul, Ontario

Assignment

Ontario Power Generation wanted to optimize its Ear Falls Generation Station by adding a new unit to annually generate more than 50 million kilowatt hours of reliable clean hydroelectricity.

Services

DST provided extensive civil and geotechnical engineering, blasting and outdoor environmental services.

Our Role

DST was retained to provide quality control service for construction of the major project elements: the intake structure, power tunnel, draft tube, tailrace and powerhouse. Responsibilities included geotechnical engineering and instrumentation, drilling, concrete field and laboratory testing, thermocouple installation and concrete temperature analysis, form work, rebar and steel inspection, construction surveying, pressure testing, rock anchor inspection and pull out testing. DST completed this work through challenging timelines and winter weather where 24 hour shifts and on-site temperatures of -40o were a regular occurrence. Additional tasks included specialty assignments for environmental site remediation, blast engineering and vibration monitoring.

Achievement

A new sustainable and green power asset for OPG, with its quality assured.

SnartSnartSnartSnartSnart Snart Snart Snart Snart Snart Snart Snart
Back

Community Events

Booth Street Asbestos Risk Evaluation

Booth Street in Ottawa is home to a Government of Canada building complex. Recently during renovations at this complex, one of the buildings underwent an emergency shutdown and evacuation because…


Read More

DST and the Whitesand First Nation Career Fair

On April 18, DST Consulting Engineers attended The Whitesand First Nation career fair. This fair was hosted by Whitesand First Nation and held at their new multiplex facility.   The…


Read More

DST Heads Up North for the Nunavut Mining Symposiu...

Iqaluit, Nunavut is a central hub for the northern territories in Canada. Each spring this small but vibrant northern city fills up with visitors flocking to the Nunavut Mining Symposium…


Read More

RBC Future Launch Program at DST Thunder Bay

Over the past year, in partnership with Lakehead University and RBC, Amanda Sauermann, Senior Marketing Specialist at DST Consulting Engineers Inc, has had a placement student under the Future Launch…


Read More

Nanticoke Stack Demolition: 2 stacks, 650 ft, 10 s...

On Wednesday, February 28th, the Nanticoke, Ontario skyline was changed forever as the two 650 ft stacks at the Nanticoke OPG plant were toppled by a controlled explosive blast.  After…


Read More

Blasting Videos

Loading the player...
Our qualified blasting engineers design more than just rock-cuts and mines. They take down structures! Reinforced concrete buildings, smokestacks, steel tanks…

View More