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First transmission tower erected for Muskrat Falls Project

October 14, 2014 – The Muskrat Falls Project achieved another milestone this past weekend with the erection of the first transmission tower on the transmission line being built between Muskrat Falls and Churchill Falls in Labrador.

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“Work continues to progress on all components of the Muskrat Falls Project. Our contractor for the construction of the transmission line between Muskrat Falls and Churchill Falls, Valard Construction, started work on this line in May 2014, and on Sunday, October 12 safely erected the first of the 1,260 transmission towers,” said Gilbert Bennett, Vice President, Lower Churchill Project, Nalcor Energy. “Valard’s safe completion of this significant milestone is a result of their continued focus on ensuring health and safety is embedded upfront in their job planning.”

 

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