Valard to provide EPC services for Ontario transmission line

Canada: Quanta Services, Inc. announced today that its operating subsidiary, Valard Construction (Valard), was selected by Wataynikaneyap Power LP to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) solutions for the Wataynikaneyap Transmission Project (Watay Project) in Northwestern Ontario, Canada.

The contract value for the project makes it one of the largest projects ever awarded to Quanta. Quanta’s scope of work on the project consists of EPC services for more than 1,800 km of transmission and distribution infrastructure ranging in voltage from 25 kV to 230 kV and 22 substations. Once completed, the Watay Project would be the largest electric infrastructure project ever implemented to connect remote communities in Ontario, including 17 First Nations communities, with electricity generation and distribution systems that are not currently connected to the provincial transmission grid.

Preconstruction activities are expected to begin immediately, with construction to begin in the first quarter of 2020, and completion of the project is expected by the end of 2023. Full notice to proceed is expected to occur upon the project’s financial close in the coming months and Quanta expects to include the project in its remaining performance obligations and backlog at that time.

Source: T&D World