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Ongoing work


There’s been a lot of ongoing work on the Northern Peninsula and Southern Labrador these days, as Nalcor continues to work on the Muskrat Falls project.

Right of Way

The Right of Way cutting of the transmission line on the Northern Peninsula began earlier in the year, starting at Shoal Cove and Birchy Narrows area. Up to the end of April, 701 of the 4100 hectares required on the island has been cleared.

According to Nalcor, roughly 61 per cent (1,043 hectares) has been cleared between Muskrat Falls and Forteau area.

Nalcor vice-president Gilbert Bennett said access trail construction on the right of way has now begun in preparation for tower installation and construction, planned for later this year.

“This is our focus on the island right now,” Bennett said.

 One thing that will require a lot of communication during this process is the upcoming hunting season.

Bennett said along with a strong media campaign, there will also be signage in areas where work is taking place.

 

Crossing

At the Strait of Belle Isle crossing there’s a fair bit of work going on as well.

“The trench for the cables are currently being worked on,” said Bennett. “Those cables will be installed later this summer and into the fall.”

“What we’ve seen in the Straits area over the last year was preparation for the cable installation and now we are stepping into that, and we are stepping into line construction this year as well.”

The grounding system and breakwater in L’Anse au Diable, on the Labrador side, is under construction.

Bennett pointed out that this work won’t interfere with the haul-up that fishermen access there over the winter, as it’s a significant area from the haul-up.

 

info@northernpen.ca

 

 

Right of Way

The Right of Way cutting of the transmission line on the Northern Peninsula began earlier in the year, starting at Shoal Cove and Birchy Narrows area. Up to the end of April, 701 of the 4100 hectares required on the island has been cleared.

According to Nalcor, roughly 61 per cent (1,043 hectares) has been cleared between Muskrat Falls and Forteau area.

Nalcor vice-president Gilbert Bennett said access trail construction on the right of way has now begun in preparation for tower installation and construction, planned for later this year.

“This is our focus on the island right now,” Bennett said.

 One thing that will require a lot of communication during this process is the upcoming hunting season.

Bennett said along with a strong media campaign, there will also be signage in areas where work is taking place.

 

Crossing

At the Strait of Belle Isle crossing there’s a fair bit of work going on as well.

“The trench for the cables are currently being worked on,” said Bennett. “Those cables will be installed later this summer and into the fall.”

“What we’ve seen in the Straits area over the last year was preparation for the cable installation and now we are stepping into that, and we are stepping into line construction this year as well.”

The grounding system and breakwater in L’Anse au Diable, on the Labrador side, is under construction.

Bennett pointed out that this work won’t interfere with the haul-up that fishermen access there over the winter, as it’s a significant area from the haul-up.

 

info@northernpen.ca

 

 

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