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June 1, 2016

Winning a contract to construct a 100-km high altitude transmission line in Norway is just the latest in a series of high-profile contracts earned by Edmonton-based Valard Construction. The 5-year project also involves decommissioning 90 km of an existing 300-kilovolt (kV) transmission line, and will require significant use of helicopters for both construction and decommissioning.

“This project is a good fit given Valard’s extensive transmission construction experience as well as with our growth strategy,” says Adam Budzinski, President of Valard Construction.

Founded in 1978, Valard Construction is a leading full-service engineering, procurement and construction (EPC+) contractor, providing turnkey solutions for power systems. With 1400 employees and 600 pieces of utility equipment, the company has the largest cohort of skilled, mobile linemen in Canada and one of the best safety records in the industry. Valard is a Quanta Services, Inc. company, and Quanta’s largest operating unit in Canada.

Among Valard’s accomplishments are the following projects:

Find out more about Valard: www.valard.com.

Photo: Valard Construction’s Forrest Kerr project in BC.