Emera Utility Services - Transmission Construction & Maintenance

By: Emera Utility Services  09-12-2011
Keywords: Project Management, Transmission, Civil Construction

In its present form and through its predecessor company, F.A Tucker - Emera Utility Services has been performing power transmission maintenance and construction work in Atlantic Canada since 1966. EUS is the only contractor in the Maritimes qualified to perform live line work.

In recent years, EUS has invested in off-road fleet, project and construction management, experienced transmission management and field personnel. EUS has also completed increasingly complex, large-scale construction projects for various clients.

Our capabilities in transmission line construction and maintenance include:

  • Project Management
  • Field Engineering
  • Access Planning
  • Civil Construction
  • Structure Construction and Placement
  • Line Stringing
  • Live Line Maintenance
  • Materials Management

Transmission Construction Project History:

NB Power Transmission Build
Dates: Construction Start (October 2006) – Line Energization (October 2007)

EUS worked with NB Power crews to construct a 90km 345kV bundled conductor transmission line on steel structures from Point Lepreau to St. Stephen in New Brunswick.

Maritime Electric Transmission Build
Dates: Construction Start (September 2007) – Line Energization (February 2009)

EUS constructed a 70km 138kV transmission line on wood structures from GDF Suez’s 100MW West Cape Wind Farm in Prince Edward Island to the Summerside substation.

Digby Transmission Build
Dates: Construction Start (August 2010) – Line Energization (October 2010)

EUS constructed a 17km 69kV transmission line from Nova Scotia Power’s 30MW Digby Wind Farm in Nova Scotia to the Conway Substation. The line crossed several wetland areas and required the use of composite poles, matting and erosion control in these areas.

Tremont Transmission Build
Dates: Construction Start (September 2010) – Line Energization (January 2011)

EUS constructed a 42km 138kV transmission line on H-frame wood structures from Tremont to Canaan Road in Nova Scotia.

Keywords: Civil Construction, Construction Structure, Live Line Maintenance, Maintenance Materials, materials management, power transmission, Project Management, Transmission, Transmission Line, Wind Farm,

Contact Emera Utility Services

Email - none provided

Print this page

Other products and services from Emera Utility Services

09-12-2011

Emera Utility Services - Wind Farm Engineering, Procurement Construction and Maintenance

EUS was awarded the contract from RESL to build 5.5 km of 5kV overhead collector system, 0.6 km of 25kV underground collector system and high voltage terminations for 11 Wind Turbine Generators. EUS also constructed the 7.8km fiber optic communication system, including terminations in the turbines and at the substation. We have also been involved in the construction of most of the interconnection transmission lines for those projects.


09-12-2011

Emera Utility Services - Distribution Construction & Maintenance

Emera Utility Services is the only contractor in the Maritimes qualified and experienced in performing live line transmission and distribution work; and we maintain one of the most knowledgeable and experienced power line construction and maintenance workforces in the region. Nova Scotia Power EUS was awarded the transmission and distribution construction and maintenance contracts for the Province of Nova Scotia.


09-12-2011

Emera Utility Services - Emergency Response & Restoration

The ability of EUS to ramp up emergency crews quickly has been of benefit to several utilities in the Northeast, including Nova Scotia Power, Central Maine Power, Maritime Electric, and National Grid. Our primary markets are Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and the Northeastern United States. EUS provides emergency response and restoration services to organizations that require additional operating resources.


09-12-2011

Emera Utility Services - Substation & Control Building Construction

The scope of substation work in Atlantic Canada completed by EUS since 2007 includes greenfield construction on wind farms and other sites, and maintenance and upgrades to existing substations. Construction activities included Civil, Grounding, Control Cabling, Control Building, 34.5kV Electrical Equipment, 138kV electrical equipment and the main power transformer.