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CVTech subsidiary wins $21M in contracts from Hydro-Quebec

Firm's Thirau subsidiary will build 33-kilometre electricity transmission line for provincial utility

October 22, 2013  by The Canadian Press

DRUMMONDVILLE, Que.—CVTech Group Inc. has been awarded several contracts worth a total of $45.8-million, including one to build a 33-kilometre electricity transmission line for Hydro-Quebec.

The $20.6-million contract from Hydro-Quebec calls for CVTech’s Thirau subsidiary to build a transmission line between two substations in the Monteregie region.

Construction is to begin at the end of October.

The provincially-owned power company also awarded a $500,000 contract for Thirau to install poles in the North Shore region.


In addition, CVTech’s Ontario-based subsidiary Riggs Distler Inc. was awarded a $7.2-million contract to upgrade an unidentified customer’s electricity distribution network in Toronto.

Riggs Distler & Company, Inc., the latter’s American subsidiary, also won two contracts worth a total of $17.5-million.

The larger of the two awards was a multi-year contract worth US$12-million to operate and maintain a 40 megawatt solar panel array in New Jersey.

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