A by-the-numbers look at the newly opened FortisBC Operations Centre in Castlegar

FortisBC has completed a major facility upgrade in the Kootenays

by
FortisBC's new facility

FortisBC's new facility, based in Castlegar, will replace the aging infrastructure of those buildings, centralize operations, and provide long-term, cost-effective benefits to the company and its customers. — Keith Powell photo

FortisBC has completed a major facility upgrade in the Kootenays. As its $23-million operations centre comes to completion in Castlegar, here are some of the benefits and features of the new facility.

The new facility, based in Castlegar, will replace the aging infrastructure of those buildings, centralize operations, and provide long-term, cost-effective benefits to the company and its customers.

By the numbers:

  • Number of employees housed: 100 – 160
  • Facility size: 30,000 square feet, plus 11,000 square feet of operational support space
  • Estimated capital cost: $16 million
  • Site: 10 acres in Oostichenia (east Castlegar)
  • Overall project cost: $23 million (includes land, construction, equipment etc.)
  • Estimated rate impact 0.2%
  • 16 month construction schedule
  • General Contractor: Vic Van Isle Construction Group – Revelstoke

Project benefits:

  • Improved communications and project co-ordination
  • Reduced travel time to gather equipment and supplies
  • Improved safety
  • Centralized warehouse
  • Reduce operational costs
  • Increased material storage, staging and crew space
  • State of the art emergency operations centre
  • E-Car charging station

Related articles

Kootenay BizBlog, East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Entertainment and Hospitality, Financial Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance announces 2019–2020 funded projects

Funding applications were adjudicated in May by the CKCA Steering Committee, with input from community arts councils

Kootenay BizBlog, East Kootenay, Creston, Retail, Transportation New Centex Gas Station Opens in Creston

The high profile location fronts busy Highway #3 traffic and will serve travellers before or after the Kootenay Pass

Kootenay BizBlog, East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Environment Climate change info centralized online

There’s a new online source for people seeking easy-to-understand information on climate change specific to local communities

View all articles

Comments