Canadian Manufacturing

NAPEC subsidiary to build $61M transmission line

The contract awarded by Hydro-Québec is for a 120-kilometre section of transmission line



DRUMMONDVILLE, QUE.—A subsidiary of heavy industrial services provider NAPEC Inc. has won a $61-million contract to build a transmission line for Hydro-Québec.

This marks the fourth contract NAPEC subsidiary Thirau Ltée has been awarded as part of the large-scale Romaine hydroelectric complex development on Quebec’s North Shore.

Executives said this the most important contract ever received since Thirau was founded in 1952.

Under the terms of the agreement, Thirau will proceed with the construction of the Western section of the 735 kV electricity transmission line linking the Montagnais substation to the Romaine 4 generating station. This 120-kilometre section extends from the Montagnais substation to pylon 271. Work is expected to begin shortly and is expected to be completed by December 2016.

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