Contract awarded for Canada power transmission project

WCN Editorial Team 9 Dec 2016 NORTH AMERICA ENERGY & UTILITIES

Carillion Canada subsidiary Rokstad has secured a contract from Manitoba Hydro for the next phase of its Bipole lll high-voltage transmission line project.

The scope of the work will involve the installation of access roads, foundations and anchors, the assembly of towers and the stringing of cables for three packages of Bipole lll.

The overall project, estimated to cost £120M, will include the installation of 1,384km of transmission lines, and two converter stations between Keewatinohk in northern Manitoba and Dugald in southern Manitoba.

Upon completion, it will deliver renewable energy to Southern Manitoba and the US.

Carillion Group CEO Richard Howson said: “We are delighted to have been selected for this important project, which further demonstrates the quality and strength of Rokstad’s offering and the success of our strategy of expanding our infrastructure services activities in Canada into the power transmission and distribution market, with the acquisition of Rokstad in 2014.”

Work is expected to commence before the end of 2016, and be concluded in 2018.

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