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BC Hydro picks Fort for 3-4 Year Contract

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BC Hydro selected Fort Modular in an open bid to meet a 3-year contract (with an optional 1 year extension)  to supply, design/build, transport, and install hazardous waste steel modular storage containers for BC Hydro work sites across British Columbia.

BC Hydro Mobile ContainersThe contract was to supply an unlimited number of 8 x 10 and 8 x 20 engineered steel storage containers, and retrofit them with custom ventilation, spray foam insulated ceilings, and hazardous waste containment spill pans (1,000 litre or 2,000 litre) with PCB-resistant coating, and durable galvanized bar grading on top of the spill pans.   These units would have the option of either a roll-up doors or hinged double-doors, installed along the long side of the unit, both of which would include secure locking mechanisms.

BC Hydro Mobile ContainersAfter finalizing technical drawings and consulting with BC Hydro to meet specifications, the first sales order in this contract execution was placed on January 14th 2014. Only a few months into this 3-year contract, Fort Modular has so far received orders to the supply and install 59 engineered units, with installation dates ranging from March 24, 2014 to July 23rd 2014. With 2.5 more years remaining in the contract, this project could climb into the multi-millions.

All 59 units are being shipped via Hiab crane truck and installed throughout British Columbia, as far north as the Atlin, BC (bordering Alaska and the Yukon), as far west as the Queen Charlotte Islands and Vancouver Island, and throughout the interior, from Fort Nelson to Cranbrook.  Each site is receiving at least one unit, with 20 units being installed in Surrey, BC, at the BC Hydro’s Main Distribution Centre.

These containers are designed to remain stationery on-site and filled with sealed drums containing PCB contaminated waste oil, or other hazardous waste materials, which will be collected for remediation and incineration. To learn more about BC Hydro's hazardous waste program, visit their website.

BC Hydro chose Fort Modular based on several factors.  According to their tender criteria, 65% of the ranking was based on price, 20% on technical ability, 10% on quality, and 5% on aboriginal content.

Fort Modular proved to have the technical expertise, quality and price that provided BC Hydro with the best overall value. Fort Modular also proved to be very responsive and accommodating.

Fort Modular principal Bryan DePedrina says, "This BC Hydro project is important to us, as it solidifies our standing in the industry.  It further establishes Fort Modular's reputation for providing quality product, at a good price and within tight timelines.  We look forward to many more rewarding years of working with BC Hydro."


Project Details

  • 3-4 year supply contract
  • Custom ventilation
  • 8 x 10 ft engineered steel containers
  • Spray foam insulated ceilings
  • 8 x 20 ft engineered steel containers
  • PCB-resistent coating in spill pans
  • Hazardous Waste Storage with engineered reinforcements
  • Galvanized bar grading covering spill pans
  • 1,000 litre spill pan (8 x 10 ft units)
  • Optional Roll-up door on long walls secure locking mechanism
  • 2,000 litre spill pan (8 x 20 ft units)
  • Hinged double-door on side with secure locking mechanism