Boreal is actively participating in the development of several renewable energy projects, including hydroelectric, solar, and wind. Our team has been spent more than a decade helping to advance projects throughout the Americas from concept through construction and into operation. Example areas of specialization include the following:
Accurate, defensible hydrological assessment is fundamental to any water resources project. Boreal has significant expertise in this field and the work of our personnel has been used to justify the investment into hydroelectric developments totaling well above $1B. We incorporate both time-tested analysis methods and new, emergent techniques into our work and we maintain strong relationships with other leaders in this field. Our expertise in this field includes the following:
Boreal has extensive experience designing hydraulic structures for water diversion projects, hydroelectric facilities, floodways and spillways, reservoir hydraulics, fish passage structures, sewers and outfalls, transportation infrastructure, and other uses. Our designs have effectively been installed on facilities throughout Western Canada and the United States.
Examples of services offered by us include:
Dam Safety is one of the core services offered by Boreal. Boreal’s president has initiated, developed and managed comprehensive Dam Safety programs for projects across Western Canada, including a portfolio of 20 hydroelectric dams operated by a major Canadian hydroelectric utility. We have worked on everything from Extreme Consequence hydroelectric reservoirs through to de-classification of Low Consequence dams. We stay current with local Dam Safety regulations, industry guidelines and protocols. We have strong working relationships within the Dam Safety community and partner with a variety of subject-matter experts as project specifics require.
Services offered in the field of Dam Safety include the following:
Boreal has a broad background in environmental engineering and management. We have worked on fisheries habitat assessments and effects assessment, surface and sub-surface water quality assessment, waste management, acid rock drainage and metal leaching mitigation, contaminated site assessment and remediation, air quality monitoring and pollutant reduction, construction environmental management and Environmental Management System design, implementation and auditing. Industries served have included renewable and thermal energy generation, municipal stormwater and wastewater, mine sites, transportation infrastructure and oil and gas.
Examples of our Environmental Services include: