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Construction Activities

Construction activities have significantly progressed across the province on the generating facility in Labrador and on the more than 1,600 km of transmission lines and associated infrastructure between Churchill Falls and Soldiers Pond. 

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.

Overall construction of the Muskrat Falls generating facility is substantially complete. Through 2020 and 2021, work will focus on commissioning of the four turbine units.
On September 22, 2020, the Muskrat Falls 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.