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Island Cogeneration Project Campbell River BC 2001

Island Cogeneration Project

Nature of the Project: Fletcher Challenge Power proposed the development of a 254 MW cogeneration plant at Elk Falls Industrial complex in Campbell River in 1996, during the longest labour strike in British Columbia History. Patrick Marshall, serving as a Municipal Manager for Property and Development, then later as the CEO of the local economic development corporation served as the principle municipal staff member on the project.

Scope and Impact: The investment took from 1996 to 2002 to completion, involved the first parallel environmental assessment between Canada and British Columbia, was heralded as the best environmental assessment of its day, involved community benefits packages for local government and First Nations, and wound through 6 corporate transitions. Patrick Marshall worked with ABB Boveri on this $160 million USD project through to completion, serving as trouble shooter and liaison with government.

Island Cogeneration Plant