April 4, 2019
Valard Completes Historic Transmission Line in Record Time
The Fort McMurray West 500-kV Transmission Project (WFMAC) hit its “construction complete” milestone 91 days ahead of schedule. Now that it has been energized, it has already begun its 35-year operating period.
After four-and-a-half years, the Valard Group of Companies transferred the project to ATCO’s operation and maintenance team. In December 2014, Alberta Powerline as part of a Valard/ATCO partnership, won the bid for the 500-plus km transmission line, which included two substations, from Edmonton to Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada.