BC Hydro signs power line contract

BC Hydro has signed the major construction contract for its Northwest Transmission Line.

BC Hydro has signed the major construction contract for its Northwest Transmission Line.

Valard Construction, a Quanta Services company, and Burns & McDonnell will design and build the 344km line from the Skeena Substation near Terrace to Bob Quinn on Hwy37 North.

The companies are responsible for the design, materials procurement and overall construction of

the transmission line.

Construction work started this year leading to an end of Dec. 2013 completion.

The line will stimulate the development of several ore bodies by providing stable power.

It will also transmit power to the provincial grid to be generated from the Forrest Kerr run of river project owned by AltaGas. It is located on the Iskut River.

Valard and Burns and McDonnell were chosen from a shortlist of companies.

They’ve been heavily involved in the line’s development even prior to the official design and construction contract being signed.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Terrace RCMP searching for missing man

Tyler Montague last made contact with family June 24

QUIZ: Put your knowledge of Canada to the test

How much do you know about our country?

Conservation officers kill black bear near Terrace

Bear was getting into garbage in town, not afraid of humans

Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine achieved carbon neutrality in 2019

The district reported net negative greenhouse gas emissions

Terrace Youth Soccer Association kicks off 2020 season

TYSA using a four phase approach starting with individual training

All community COVID-19 outbreaks declared over in B.C.

Abbotsford manufacturer cleared by Dr. Bonnie Henry

Black worker files discrimination complaint against Facebook

Oscar Veneszee, Jr. has worked as an operations program manager at Facebook since 2017

Ottawa jail inmates argue anti-COVID measures a breach of charter rights

The prisoners allege guards did not wear masks until April 25

Nestle Canada selling bottled water business to local family-owned company

The Pure Life bottled water business is being sold to Ice River Springs

US unemployment falls to 11%, but new shutdowns are underway

President Donald Trump said the jobs report shows the economy is “roaring back”

Epstein pal arrested, accused of luring girls for sex abuse

Ghislaine Maxwell was in an intimate relationship with Epstein for years

B.C. repairs COVID-19 emergency order for local government

Ombudsperson shut out as his recommendations implemented

More than 50,000 Coronavirus cases reported per day in US

Coronavirus cases are rising in 40 of 50 US states

Trump plans huge July 4 fireworks show despite DC’s concerns

Despite health concerns from D.C.’s mayor, no one apparently will be required to wear masks

Most Read