HOUSTON - Quanta Services, Inc. (NYSE: PWR) today announced that Valard Construction, a Quanta Services company, was selected by AltaLink to install transmission infrastructure in the Conklin and Lac La Biche, Alberta, Canada, areas for the Christina Lake Area Development transmission project. Under the terms of the contract, signed in December 2013, Valard and Quanta company McGregor Construction will install approximately 62 miles (101 kilometers) of 240-kilovolt double circuit alternating current (AC) transmission line.
"Once completed, the Christina Lake Area Development transmission project will facilitate the delivery of electricity to meet increasing industrial demand for power in Alberta," said Jim O'Neil, president and chief executive officer of Quanta Services. "This project is located in a remote area of the province and will be constructed on challenging terrain. We appreciate AltaLink's confidence in Quanta and look forward to safely executing on this project."
Quanta has mobilized resources for the Christina Lake Area Development transmission project and expects the project to be completed during the first quarter of 2015. Valard's scope of work includes all construction aspects of the project, including right of way clearing, access and reclamation, environmental monitoring, tower assembly and erection and conductor stringing.
About Valard Construction and Quanta Services
Based in Edmonton, Alberta, and founded in 1978, Valard Construction is Quanta Services' largest operating unit in Canada. Valard is a leading full-service engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor, skilled in providing turnkey solutions for power system requirements throughout Canada. For more information, visit www.valard.com.
Quanta Services is a leading specialized contracting services company, delivering infrastructure solutions for the electric power and natural gas and pipeline industries. Quanta's comprehensive services include designing, installing, repairing and maintaining energy infrastructure. Additionally, Quanta licenses point-to-point fiber optic telecommunications infrastructure in certain markets and offers related design, procurement, construction and maintenance services. With operations throughout North America and in certain international markets, Quanta has the manpower, resources and expertise to safely complete projects that are local, regional, national or international in scope. For more information, visit www.quantaservices.com.
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