500kV Transmission Line Project in Central Alberta

500kV TRANSMISSION LINE PROJECT in CENTRAL ALBERTA

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Brooks to Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

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Bechtel Canada Co.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

In delivering this 500kV transmission line foundation project in central Alberta, Valard Foundations installed 18,000 piles and 3,400 cap assemblies (760 structures). The original scope of work called for only 11,000 piles, however, environmental concerns associated with caissons and grillages induced an increase in driven and helical piles. Even with the substantial increase, Valard Foundations was able to complete the work within the original schedule by adding additional resources. This program spanned 455 km with varying ground conditions and challenging environment obstacles such as: archeological sites, sensitive soil conditions, wetlands, crop protection, and native pasture conservation. Over 150 personnel and 9 Junttan Piling Units, were utilized in completing this project. Additional services rendered include but are not limited to:

  • Material hauling & logistics;
  • Engineering + Survey services & As-builts;
  • Pile installations;
  • Cap cutting, setting & welding;
  • QA/QC; and
  • Site safety.