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Construction Activities

Since construction started on the Muskrat Falls Project in 2012, thousands of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians have brought their skills and experience to our provincial energy project.  Through the hard work and dedication of thousands of skilled men and women from across our province and throughout Canada, we achieved many important milestones throughout the construction of the project.

Construction on the Muskrat Falls Project is essentially complete. Commissioning work is ongoing on the generation and transmission projects in Labrador and at Soldiers Pond on the Avalon Peninsula. 

In June 2018, using a portion of the LIL, the transmission project safely delivered initial power from the Churchill Falls generating station to the island. Today, work is ongoing to finalize the software that is required for full operation of LIL.

In September 2020, the Muskrat Falls generation project reached a major milestone with first power flow from Muskrat Falls. On that date, the first unit at Muskrat Falls was successfully synced to the electricity grid in Labrador. This is a significant milestone that we’ve reached alongside Innu Nation, our Indigenous partner in this development, our contractors, unions and workers. Power from the second unit is expected later this year, with the third and fourth units coming online in 2021.

Learn more about construction activities for each of the project’s major components by navigating the links to the left.