Part of the Historic Trent Severn Waterway, the Big Chute marine railway joins Georgian Bay with the Severn River over a 60 foot rugged, sloping rock channel.
The Big Chute hydroelectric generating station, originally owned by the Simcoe Light and Power Company, was placed in commercial service to provide power to the counties of Simcoe and Muskoka and many nearby towns. Between 1991 and 1993 the facility received a major overhaul where all four generators were removed and replaced by one larger 10 megawatt unit. Upon completion the plant was producing 4100 hp was being developed and commercially available in Midland.
Client: Hydroelectric Power Commission
Location: Big Chute on Trent Severn Waterway
Project Date: 1991 – 1993
Contractor: Ellis Don Construction Ltd.
Description: Sarjeants supplied 5,000 m3 of concrete