Muskrat Falls Project

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Image Credit: Nalcor Energy

Ranking for 2012: 4

Industry Sector: Energy

Specific Sector: Hydroelectric

Range: $5 billion +

Project Value: $9,100,000,000

Government Funds Involved: See below

Funding Source: Public-Private

Location: Muskrat Falls, Newfoundland and Labrador

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: June 2018


Nalcor Energy leads this development, which includes construction of an 824-MW hydroelectric generating facility at Muskrat Falls on the lower Churchill River in Labrador and more than 1,600 kilometres of associated transmission lines and infrastructure that will deliver electricity to Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador sanctioned the Muskrat Falls Project in December 2012, and construction of the project began in January 2013. Detailed engineering and design for the project is substantially complete and construction has started as planned on all major work sites for the project, including Muskrat Falls, Soldiers Pond, Churchill Falls, the Strait of Belle Isle, and the transmission routes. Contracts are in place for the majority of work. Transmission is expected to begin in 2018, with generation expected in 2019.


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