Local 793 member Travis Frayser operates a Cat 323 excavator on top of a barge in the Ottawa River, backfilling an intake pipe that is underwater.

The project is part of the Energy Services Acquisition Program (ESAP), where the Government of Canada is transforming how it heats 80 buildings and cools 67 buildings in the National Capital Region (NCR). The project will see the heating system converted to a more energy-efficient, low-temperature hot water network and the Ottawa River helping to chill water for cooling.

Wide shot of the excavator on a platform in the middle of the water