EUS-Rokstad, a joint venture between Emera Utility Services and Rokstad Power, has been awarded a £86m contract by NSP Maritime Link for the construction of its Maritime Link Project in Canada.
The Maritime Link project will supply energy from Newfoundland to Nova Scotia and will connect Newfoundland to the North American grid. The joint venture will complete the High Voltage Direct Current (HVdc) transmission line link.
Under the contract, the joint venture team will build about 190km of HVdc transmission line across both provinces, including the construction of tower foundations and anchors, tower assembly and erection, and the stringing of conductors.
The contract is scheduled to be completed by April 2017.
Richard Howson, CEO of Carillion which acquired a 60% interest in Rokstad Power in 2014, said: “We are delighted to have been selected to deliver this important project, which reflects the experience, skills and strength of Rokstad. We look forward to working closely with Emera Utility Services and NSP Maritime Link to deliver this key transmission link into the North American grid.”
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