Ocean Group has signed a contract with Hydro-Québec for the replacement and addition of permanent and seasonal booms in the vicinity of dams located along the St. Lawrence River, between Coteau-du-Lac and Pointe-des-Cascades in the MRC Vaudreuil-Soulanges and between Salaberry-de-Valleyfield and Beauharnois in the MRC Beauharnois-Salaberry.
Initiated in the fall of 2020, this major project will take approximately 40 months to complete. It includes the design of eight permanent steel and nine seasonal polyethylene boom systems. Our teams will be responsible for the design, fabrication, delivery and installation of the booms and anchor points, as well as the drafting of operation and maintenance manuals.
In total, the length of the floats to be installed will be approximately 10 km. The purpose of these booms is to improve public safety. They will serve as a visual warning upstream and downstream of Hydro-Québec dams. They will also allow boaters and swimmers to self-rescue upstream of the dams if necessary.
This project includes a major engineering component that positions Ocean Group as a major player in marine design engineering and supports an already well-developed service offering.