Kokish River Hydroelectric Project

Day 16 of #20DaysofExcellence

Knight Piésold Ltd.
Kokish River Hydroelectric Project
Near Port McNeill, British Columbia

The Kokish River Hydroelectric Project is a 45 MW run-of-river facility near Port McNeill, British Columbia. As the lead design engineer, Knight Piésold Ltd. worked closely with Owner Kwagis Power Limited Partnership and EPC Contractor Peter Kiewit Infrastructure Co. to develop innovative and cost-effective solutions ‒ that more than met the tough fisheries permitting requirements ‒ by addressing migrating salmon and steelhead trout concerns during construction and commissioning through to operation. The design included a wrap-around vertical slot fish ladder, one of the largest capacity Coanda screen intakes in the world together with one of the smallest Obermeyer crest gates in the world, and a tailrace fish screen.

Press release
Canadian Consulting Engineer article

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This project won a 2015 Award of Excellence in the Natural Resources, Mining, Industry & Energy category at the Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards on October 23, in Ottawa.

Awards of Excellence are bestowed to ACEC member firms who have achieved the highest level of excellence in quality of engineering, innovation and societal benefit. 

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