Valard Construction Selected By Nalcor Energy For 1,100-km Labrador Island Link HVDC Transmission Project
Edmonton, AB (Marketwired) - Valard Construction (Valard), a Quanta Services company, has been selected by Labrador-Island Link Partnership, a subsidiary of Nalcor Energy, to install transmission infrastructure for the Labrador-Island Transmission Link project. Valard will install approximately 1,100 kilometres of 350-kilovolt overhead high-voltage direct current (HVdc) transmission line running from the Muskrat Falls Hydroelectric Generating Facility in central Labrador to Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula.
"Valard has a proven track record of delivering large transmission projects in Canada and we are confident in their capability to complete this critical component of the Muskrat Falls Project," said Gilbert Bennett, vice president, Lower Churchill Project for Nalcor Energy.
Valard has mobilized resources for the Labrador-Island Transmission Link project and expects the project to be completed during the summer of 2017. Valard's scope of work includes all construction aspects of the project, including geomatic services, management of right-of-way clearing, access and reclamation, installation of concrete foundations, tower assembly and erection and conductor stringing.
"Valard is proud to be part of this historic energy project in Newfoundland and Labrador. In addition, construction of the Labrador-Island Transmission Link provides job opportunities to our large Newfoundland and Labrador workforce currently working on projects in Alberta and British Columbia, which should positively impact the local economy," said Adam Budzinski, president of Valard Construction. "Valard has constructed many of Canada's largest and most critical transmission lines and brings a large, nation-wide skilled labor resource pool and track record of success to this project."
"This is the largest individual transmission project ever awarded to Quanta, which reflects Nalcor Energy's confidence in our ability to safely deliver this project on schedule," said Jim O'Neil, president and chief executive officer of Quanta Services. "Once the project is complete, we plan to maintain a long-term presence in the area to further support the province's future energy infrastructure needs."
About Valard Construction and Quanta Services
Based in Edmonton, Alberta, and founded in 1978, Valard Construction is Quanta Services' largest operating unit in Canada. Valard is a leading full-service engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor, skilled in providing turnkey solutions for power system requirements throughout Canada. For more information, visit www.valard.com.
Quanta Services, Inc. (NYSE:PWR) is a leading specialized contracting services company, delivering infrastructure solutions for the electric power and oil and gas industries. Quanta's comprehensive services include designing, installing, repairing and maintaining energy infrastructure. Additionally, in certain markets Quanta licenses fiber optic telecommunications infrastructure, offers lit network management services and provides related design, procurement, construction and maintenance services. With operations throughout North America and in certain international markets, Quanta has the manpower, resources and expertise to safely complete projects that are local, regional, national or international in scope. For more information, visit www.quantaservices.com.
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SOURCE: Valard Construction