Featured Project #5 (Seymour Dam)

Metro Vancouver
Seymour Dam Spill Gate
Vancouver, BC

CWA was awarded the Metro Vancouver contract to provide detailed design services for the Seymour Falls Spillway Gate. The objective was to install a new mechanically actuated gate in one of the twelve spill bays on the Seymour Falls Dam. After reviewing the original concept, CWA concluded that the actuation system was in a location that would frequently be submerged, and where access by maintenance and operations personnel would be limited and dangerous. CWA then generated a new concept with advantages that included access to equipment from the bridge deck level, ease of attachment to the spillway, and vertical installation and operation. As part of the overall scope, CWA provided structural, mechanical and electrical services.