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Major project to improve electricity reliability in Northwestern Ontario

FNX-INNOV’s team of high-voltage specialists will provide all engineering services for Hydro One’s Waasigan station upgrade program in Ontario, a project carried out in collaboration with local communities.

The Waasigan transmission line project will connect the Lakehead, Mackenzie and Dryden substations, increasing capacity and maintaining reliability of power supply in the area west of Thunder Bay in northwestern Ontario. A new 230kv double-circuit transmission line will be deployed between Thunder Bay and Atikokan, and a new 230kv single-circuit line will span the distance between Atikokan and Dryden, leading major expansions for those three stations.

Three stations will be upgraded with a total of six 230kv line bays, two new protection and control relay buildings, three 230kv reactor bays, three 230kv line bay relocation and a 230kv station components replacement.

FNX-INNOV is to provide full scale 230kv substation engineering services including system studies for all three stations, design and engineering of new 230kv PCT building, design services of 230kv component replacement in situ.

A project carried out in collaboration with local communities

In line with Hydro One’s procurement policy, the project will be carried out in close collaboration with local communities and businesses. Procurement of goods and services from Aboriginal businesses will therefore be a priority. A number of public consultations have also been held over the past four years with aboriginal communities, residents, directly affected landowners and businesses to address concerns.

We are proud to be involved in this project, which will support economic growth and electricity reliability in Northwestern Ontario.