B.C.-based company awarded Site C transmission line contract

By ReNew Canada 08:36AM July 10, 2018



Read Later

BC Hydro has awarded the Site C transmission line construction contract to Allteck Line Contractors Inc.

B.C.-based Allteck will build two new 500 kilovolt, 75-kilometre transmission lines along an existing right-of-way between the Site C project and the Peace Canyon generating station. The new lines will help deliver power generated at the dam to other parts of the province.

The value of the transmission line contract is $113 million, which is included in the project budget. Work will begin this summer and is expected to be completed in 2023 and BC Hydro estimates there will be approximately 130 people working on the transmission lines at the peak of construction in early 2019.

Allteck has signed a labour agreement with the IBEW Local 258 for electrical work, and have committed to the hiring, training, and retention of Indigenous workers, women, apprentices, and local workers.

The contractor has significant experience building transmission lines, including past BC Hydro projects such as the Vancouver Island Transmission Reinforcement project and the Okanagan Transmission Reinforcement project.

BC Hydro is committed to following rigorous standards for all of its procurement activities. The transmission line contract was awarded following a comprehensive evaluation and due diligence process.

Would you recommend this article?

Suggested News Articles

National, News, Northern CanadaNov. 14, 2018
Read Later

Canada, NWT invest in Inuvik wind project

Federal and territorial officials joined Inuvik mayor Natasha Kulikowski to announce $40 million in funding for the Inuvik Wind Generation project. This is the first project under the Government of…
News, Western CanadaOct. 30, 2018
Read Later

Manitoba to sell renewable energy to Saskatchewan

Manitoba Hydro is in the process of finalizing a deal that would see it sell 215 megawatts of hydroelectricity to SaskPower. “Manitoba is Canada’s greenest province,” said Crown Services Minister…
News, Western CanadaOct. 19, 2018
Read Later

Manitoba to review Bipole III, Keeyask projects

Manitoba government Crown Services Minister Colleen Mayer has announced the appointment of Gordon Campbell to conduct an economic review of the development of two major Manitoba Hydro projects. “Mr. Campbell…