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39 Wataynikaneyap Transmission Project $1.9 billion
2022 Rank: 40
Location: Northern Ont.
Owner: Wataynikaneyap Power
Contractor: EPC Contrct: Valard Construction
Engineer: Hatch (owner’s engineer);
Wood-a WSP company (consulting)
Environmental Services: Golder-a WSP company (Phase 1 EA)
Other Key Players: PowerTel, Deutsche Bank (MOU for design, construction, and financial services); PwC (financial feasibility study
and socioeconomic impact analysis); Arcadis Canada Inc. (Phase 2
routing study); EY (consultant); INTECH Risk Management; Englobe
Legal: Torys (legal advisor); McMillan LLP (for the federal government)
• Federal $560 million
• Provincial $1.34 billion (loan)
Substantial Completion: 2023
Wataynikaneyap Power is majority-owned by a partnership
of 24 First Nations, in partnership with Fortis Inc. and other
private investors, and regulated by the Ontario Energy Board.
Wataynikaneyap Power will develop and operate the transmission facilities to connect 17 remote communities to the power
grid and transition them away from diesel generation.
The plan calls for an 1,800-km transmission line broken into
two phases: a 300-km line to Pickle Lake, and transmission lines
to connect the communities north of Pickle Lake and Red Lake.
In August 2022, a 230 kV line, 300 kms from Dinorwic to Pickle
Lake, was completed and energized and in November, the Kingfisher Lake First Nation was connected to the power grid.
40 North End Sewage Treatment Upgrades $1.854 billion
2022 Rank: 41
Location: Winnipeg, Man.
Owner: City of Winnipeg
Engineer: KGS Group (owner’s advocate/consultant)—NEWPCC
Power Supply Upgrade; AECOM (owner’s advocate/consultant)—NEWPCC Upgrade: Headworks, Biosolids & Nutrient
Design Builder—NEWPCC Power Supply Upgrad: Black &
Design Builder—NEWPCC Upgrade: Headwork Facilities: Red
River Solutions (Aecon/Oscar Renda JV)
Other Key Players: Veolia; P1 Consulting Ltd.; KGS Group Ltd.
(owner’s advocate/consultant); Wood-a WSP company (design
Legal: Blake, Cassels & Graydon
• Federal $116.111 million
• Provincial $96.750 million
• Municipal $1.641 billion
Substantial Completion: 2025
In February 2019, Winnipeg City Council approved a request to
break the overall project into three separate capital projects:
North End Sewage Treatment Plant Upgrades-Power Supply &
Headworks Facilities; North End Sewage Treatment Plant Upgrades-Biosolids Facilities; and North End Sewage Treatment
Plant Upgrades-Nutrient Removal Facilities.
The scope of work for the first capital project includes the design
and construction of a new headworks facility that will include a raw
sewage pump station, a micro-tunnel extension of existing interceptor sewers, a grit removal system, a main control room, fine
screens and compactors, and a plant emergency generator facility.
41 Highway 1 Upgrades – Kamloops to Alberta $1.705 billion
2022 Rank: 42
Location: Kamloops, B.C. to the Alberta border
Owner: B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
DB Team: Team (Kicking Horse Canyon Phase 4): Kicking
Horse Canyon Constructors: Aecon Group Inc, Parsons,
Emil Anderson Construction
Contractors: Emil Anderson Construction Inc. (Illecillewaet);
Springline (Salmon Arm West); Pennecon (Quartz Creek
Bridge); Dawson Civil (Chase West); CIF (Chase East)
Engineer: Wood-a WSP company (consulting)
Other Key Players: Golder-a WSP company (geotech.,
environmental services); Englobe (pavement engineering
services, QA, QV); WSP (construction supervision services);
McElhanney (design and planning services); Hanscomb (cost
consultant); EY (mgmt. consultant)
Federal: $505 million
Provincial: $1.2 billion
Substantial Completion: 2026
The Government of B.C. has embarked on a 10-year project to
expand the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1) between the city
of Kamloops and the Alberta border. Highway 1 includes 339 kms
under the jurisdiction of the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and
Infrastructure, as well as 101 kms under the jurisdiction of Parks
Canada. There are seven sections of the work that are scheduled for completion: Chase four-laning at a cost of $220M; Ford
Road to Tappen Valley overhead, at a cost of $243M; Salmon Arm
west, at a cost of $155M; Bruhn Bridge, at a cost of $224.5M; Illecillewaet, at a cost of $85.2M; Quartz Bridge and four-laning, at
a cost of $123.7M; and Kicking Horse Canyon Phase 4, at a cost
of $601 million.
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