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Testing Continues on Unit 1

January 31st, 2020 by admin

This week, we’re continuing with the testing of unit 1 in the powerhouse. We have now filled Unit 1 with water. Water is now in the powerhouse (intake and draft tube areas) as seen in this graphic. During this process, we saw a small amount of water coming through the concrete which is normal. All […]

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Labrador-Island Link Project Update

August 14th, 2019 by admin

Here’s an update on how things are going on the software and equipment for the Labrador-Island Link (LIL). GE is getting closer to fixing the issues with the three synchronous condensers at Soldiers Pond – these are essentially large motors that help maintain the reliability of the electricity grid once LIL is online. GE expects […]

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Dam Safety Monitoring Program Overview

April 30th, 2019 by admin

The Muskrat Falls generating facility has been built to the highest standards of dam safety and construction and the facility is monitored and constructed to meet Canadian Dam Association Dam Guidelines. We have a comprehensive Dam Safety Program for Muskrat Falls developed by SNC-Lavalin. Our dam safety monitoring is designed to assess the force/pressure of […]

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Thanks to the dedication of more than 1,700 skilled workers from Barnard Pennecon, Trades NL, and our construction management teams, the North Dam is now complete. Barnard Pennecon built the North Dam over two construction seasons. It was constructed primarily of roller compacted concrete (RCC) and a smaller amount of conventional concrete. Foundation preparation for […]

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Last year, more than 4,650 jobs were filled by people from across our province. Our workers came together to apply their skills and expertise to help us reach 96% construction completion on the Muskrat Falls generation and transmission projects. We thank each and every person for their hard work and their continued dedication to safety, […]

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Tailrace Watered Up

December 18th, 2018 by admin

Thanks to the hard work of our project team and contractor Barnard Pennecon, the tailrace channel is now full of water. The process of filling the tailrace channel with water started in November. Excavation work to create the channel started in 2013. The channel is the area between the downstream side of the powerhouse and […]

The Path of First Power Delivery

April 10th, 2018 by admin

Last year, our dedicated workforce completed the construction of 1,600 kilometres of transmission lines from Churchill Falls in Labrador to Soldiers Pond on the Avalon Peninsula.  This year, our people are working hard to energize these new transmission lines and deliver power from Churchill Falls to the island for the first time in history. Energizing […]

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Nalcor releases new North Spur reviews

February 15th, 2018 by admin

Nalcor and SNC-Lavalin regularly review our work and in doing so engage third-party experts to complete external reviews and validation. We engaged a geotechnical review group with extensive knowledge and research on landslides and the behavior of sensitive clays to examine the engineering documentation available for the North Spur and to specifically look at some […]

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Thousands of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians help build Atlantic Canada’s second largest hydro plant Thanks to the hard work and dedication of more than 4,600 skilled workers from our province, we’re proud to announce that Astaldi has substantially completed construction of the powerhouse and intake structures for the Muskrat Falls generating facility. Construction of these structures […]

With all towers standing tall and strung with conductor (wire), construction is complete on the Labrador – Island Transmission Link (LIL). The High Voltage direct current transmission line that stretches from Muskrat Falls to Soldiers Pond is the first of its kind in the province and is ready to deliver power to the island from […]

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