Maritime Link Project

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Ranking for 2014: 26

Industry Sector: Energy

Specific Sector: Transmission

Range: $1 billion - $5 billion

Project Value: $1,577,000,000

Government Funds Involved:

Funding Source: Private

Location: Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2017


This project involves the design, engineering, construction, operations, and maintenance of a new 500-MW transmission system between Granite Canal, Newfoundland and Labrador and Woodbine, Nova Scotia. The link will also include two 170-kilometre subsea cables across the Cabot Strait, close to 50 kilometres of overland transmission in Nova Scotia, and nearly 300 kilometres of overland transmission on the island of Newfoundland.

In 2016, the Maritime Link Project reached a number of significant milestones, including the completion of right-of-way clearing, site preparation, and horizontal directional drilling in both Cape Breton and on the island of Newfoundland. Significant progress has also been

made on the grounding lines in each province, with the Nova Scotia portion completed and the ground site at Indian Head, NL substantially complete. The project continues to be on budget and on schedule for completion in late 2017.

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