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Maritime Transmission Project Awards $400M ABB Contract

Posted on August 20, 2014
ABB, a leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth approximately $400 million from NSP Maritime Link Inc. (a subsidiary of Emera Inc.) to supply a high-voltage direct current (HVDC) power transmission solution creating the first electricity link between the island of Newfoundland and the North American power grid. The Maritime Link Project is a 500-MW high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) connection that will enable clean, renewable electricity generated in Newfoundland and Labrador to be transmitted to the North American grid in [...]

Nova Scotia Names First Building Canada Fund Project

Posted on July 8, 2014
A new interchange and connector between Tantallon and Hubbards, Nova Scotia, will be the province’s first Building Canada Fund project. The new roads will provide better access between Highway 103 and Trunk 3. The two communities are located on St Margarets Bay, east of Halifax. “The new interchange and connector will reduce congestion, reduce travel time and help to improve emergency response times to communities along the trunk highway,” said Lunenburg MLA Suzanne Lohnes-Croft at the funding announcement. The project, which is scheduled to begin [...]

$500M Being Invested in St. Lawrence Seaway

Posted on April 30, 2014
The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp. (SLSMC) marked the opening of the Seaway’s 56th navigation season with the transit of Algoma Central Corp.’s newly built ship, the Algoma Equinox, through Lock 3 of the Welland Canal. The vessel is the first of eight Equinox-class ships that are being purpose-built for trade in the St. Lawrence Seaway. “Algoma Central Corporation’s fleet renewal is a leading example of the unprecedented level of investment that is happening throughout our navigation system,” said Terence Bowles, president and CEO of the [...]

Nova Scotia Funds Tidal Industry

Posted on April 4, 2014
The Government of Nova Scotia has committed more than $4 million to fund projects in the tidal industry, which will go toward increasing the electrical capacity at Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) to accommodate up to 20 megawatts of connection. This will allow the next level of device deployments, including small arrays, to connect to the electricity grid from FORCE. The government also announced the tidal energy developers who have won a chance to deploy their technologies in the Bay of Fundy’s Minas Passage. Nova Scotia’s recent tender [...]

Stantec, AECOM Recognized for Confederation Bridge with Award

Posted on October 3, 2013
The International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) has recognized Stantec and AECOM for their work on the Confederation Bridge with an Award of Excellence for a major civil engineering project of the last 100 years. The award was presented at FIDIC’s annual conference in Barcelona, along with other important feats of engineering from the past century. “We are so honoured to have our project recognized on a global scale,” said VP Eric Tromposch, who worked as a design engineer on the project. “This speaks to the talented team that came [...]

New Dartmouth RCMP Headquarters Opens

Posted on September 12, 2013
The RCMP opened their new H Division Headquarters in the Burnside Business Park in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, last month. The Government of Canada is calling the $113-million building “a leading example of smart and environmental technologies,” and “one of the most energy-efficient buildings” Public Works and Government Services Canada has ever constructed. According to a government release, design and site preparation were focused on three initiatives: sustainable development, which minimizes environmental impact during construction and future maintenance; [...]

NB Power Progressing with LED Replacement Project

Posted on August 29, 2013
New Brunswick’s NB Power is in the process of replacing thousands of conventional street lights with LED fixtures. Crews are in the midst of the first phase of the project, which is on track to be finished in September. The company says the project, which is taking place in communities province-wide, will help municipalities save money and energy. "This initiative is a money saver for our municipal customers and an environmental benefit for all our customers," said Sherry Thomson, VP of customer service for distribution and transmission . "These lights [...]

Newfoundland Makes Healthcare Investments

Posted on August 16, 2013
Newfoundland has announced a pair of investments in regional healthcare facilities over the past two days, with $2.7 million in funding for facilities serving Corner Brook, and a further $771,300 for the communities of Port aux Basques, Burgeo, and Ramea. The Corner Brook facility is utilized by much of Newfoundland’s western region. The Western Memorial Regional Hospital will receive the lion’s share of the $2.7 million commitment. Included in plans for the money are facility upgrades to the intensive care unit. “This investment will help Western [...]

St. John’s Approves $270M Infrastructure Plan

Posted on August 14, 2013
St. John’s, N.L.’s city council has approved a three-year infrastructure plan that will allow for more than $270 million in spending. This is in accordance with the 2013 capital works budget approved in May. “We certainly agree with the St. Johns’ Board of Trade that developing and maintaining the City’s infrastructure is one of the most important roles of any municipal council,” said St. John’s Mayor Dennis O’Keefe. “This is why over the past year we have been developing a long-term strategy to address the infrastructure needs of the [...]

Bridge Work Announced in Blackville, N.B.

Posted on June 28, 2013
Southwest Miramichi Bridge No. 2 in Blackville, NB, will be the subject of a two year, $1.4-million repair procedure. According to the Government of New Brunswick, repairs will include placing permanent and temporary bracing on the steel box girders, replacing deck expansion joints, and removing granite curbing and replacing it with new concrete along the sidewalks on both sides of the bridge. “The work involves full-deck rehabilitation on most of the structure,” said Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Claude Williams. “Phase One will [...]
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