Local firm to build Atco’s $1.6B eastern transmission line

EDMONTON – Edmonton-based Valard Construction, which has grown from a small family firm into one of Canada’s leading power-line builders, has landed the biggest contract in its history.

Valard was chosen by Atco Electric on Monday to build foundations and towers, and string cables for the $1.6-billion Eastern Alberta Transmission Line, a 485-kilometre, 500-kilovolt, direct current (DC) line between the Gibbons-Redwater region and an area west of Brooks.

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