Micoua-Saguenay Transmission Project

Rank 2021

68

Industry Sector: Energy

Project Type: Hydroelectric

Project Value: $690 million

Funding Source: Public

Provincial Funding: $690 million

Province: Quebec

City / Region: Côte-Nord to Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2022

The new 735-kilovolt transmission line will connect Hydro-Québec’s Micoua and Saguenay substations. The line will run roughly 262 kilometres through the Côte-Nord region (approx. 200 kilometres north of Quebec City) northwest through to the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region. The new line will help strengthen the reliability of the transmission system in the province. The project is scheduled for completion by the end of 2022.

Project Owner: Hydro-Québec

Contractor: Groupe Conseil Nutshimit Nippour (Section 8 clearing operations); Midifor Inc. (Section 9 and 10 clearing operations)

Other Key Players: Englobe

Supplier Other: Locweld (steel transmission towers)

Transmission Line Length (km): The line will run roughly 262 kilometres through the Côte-Nord region (approx. 200 kilometres north of Quebec City) northwest through to the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region.

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