Canadian Manufacturing

CVTech Group signs $14-million in contracts with Hydro-Quebec

Two contracts will see construction of electricity distribution and transmission lines

July 10, 2012  by Canadian Manufacturing Daily Staff

Drummondville, Que.—Thirau Itee, a subsidiary of CVTech Group, Inc., has been awarded more than $14-million in contracts with Hydro-Quebec.

According to the company, the contracts “are mainly related” to the construction of electricity distribution and transmission lines in La Belle Province.

Carrying a value of more than $6.3-million, the first contract is part of the Romaine hydroelectric complex on Quebec’s north shore.

This contract is the third awarded to Thirau in connection with the project, according to the firm.


Under the terms of the agreement, Thirau will build a 33-kilometre, 34.5-kilovolt (kV) overhead distribution network to supply electricity to the Romaine III camp.

Work should run through October 2012, with approximately 40 employees assigned to the project.

The second contract, valued at $7.8-million, will see construction of a 230-kV, double-circuit steel line for the addition of a second power supply to the Francheville substation and the dismantling of two circuits.

Work on the second project is expected to last 12 months, with about 60 employees assigned.

Both contracts should start over the next few days, according to CVTech.