Olympia Steel Buildings Canada has recently supplied a 7,298-sq ft pre-engineered steel building in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, to the $1-billion Ontario Power Generation project for STRABAG. This is the third steel building STRABAG’s Jaroslav Hajek has ordered from Olympia Steel Canada.
The Ontario Government reported that in 2004, Ontario Power Generation had received approval to advance with a third water tunnel construction beneath the City of Niagara Falls. STRABAG was selected to construct the hydro-energy tunnel, which is valued at $600 million. The company is also undertaking reformative work on the Ontario Power Station Water Intake Gate House, the earlier Toronto Power Station and the old Toronto Power Station. The hydroelectric project needed construction of new buildings on the project site. Therefore, STRABAG bought three Olympia pre-engineered metal buildings.
The new building project, a single-slope metal building construction, is built utilizing the insulated sandwich panel technology that enables easy installation and provides maximum insulation factors.
The Niagara Tunnel Project, being created by OPG, is a publicly-owned power utility. The first two tunnels beneath the city were constructed during the 1950’s. The third tunnel will be placed beneath the existing tunnels’ utmost depth of 100 m. The new tunnel will measure 10.2 kms long and 14.4 m wide.
OPG’s Niagara Tunnel will redirect water from the Niagara River and move it to the Sir Adam Beck Generating Stations. The new tunnel will enable OPG to generate an extra 1.6 billion kW-hrs of electricity each year for the next 100 years.