Quanta Services, Inc. has announced that it was selected by NextBridge Infrastructure (NextBridge) through a competitive bid process to construct the Ontario East-West Tie Line Project in northern Ontario. Through its operating subsidiary, Valard Construction, Quanta will provide comprehensive construction services, including project management, material management, construction permitting, and the installation of approximately 290 miles of double circuit 230 kilovolt transmission line connecting Hydro One’s Wawa Transformer Station, Marathon Transformer Station, and Lakehead Transformer Station. Quanta expects construction to begin in late 2018, with completion expected in late 2020.

“Quanta is proud to have been selected by NextBridge for this critical project, which is designed to enhance the long-term reliability of the electricity supply in northwestern Ontario. We have a long track record of safely and cost-effectively executing large electric transmission projects in Canada and look forward to applying our expertise to this project,” said Duke Austin, Quanta’s president and chief executive officer. “Further, the project is expected to create up to 700 jobs during construction and provide additional economic benefits to the local community through the purchase of goods and services necessary to support operations.”

Adam Budzinski, president and chief executive officer of Valard Construction added, “We have extensive relationships with local indigenous communities and look forward to working with them on this project. Additionally, Valard is known for its expertise in building infrastructure in an environmentally sensitive way.”

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