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Quanta Services Inc. has announced that Canadian utility SaskPower has selected Valard Construction, a Quanta Services company, to install transmission infrastructure for the Island Falls to Key Lake Transmission Line Project.

Under the terms of the contract, Valard will build approximately 186 miles of 230 kV transmission line in northern Saskatchewan. The project scope includes foundation construction, installation of approximately 900 transmission towers, wire stringing and related project management.

"Growing economic development in northern Saskatchewan has created an increased need for power. SaskPower is investing in its electricity system to ensure it meets the power needs for our region, today and in the future,” says Robert Watson, the utility’s president and CEO.

To minimize environmental impact, the route of the new transmission line will parallel an existing SaskPower transmission line. Valard has initiated engineering activities, and the project is expected to be complete in the spring of 2015.



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