July 20, 2016 – Through a joint venture with Emera Utility Services (EUS), Nova Scotia Power Maritime Link Inc. (NSPML) has selected Rokstad Power to complete the construction of the High Voltage Direct Current (HVdc) transmission line for the Maritime Link Project.
The work, to take place in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, involves construction of foundations and anchors, tower assembly and erection, and conductor stringing. Rokstad Power will work on the 140km portion in Newfoundland; with partner EUS completing the 45km section in Nova Scotia.
The Maritime Link Project will create more energy options and reduce dependency on fossil fuel generation by connecting the island of Newfoundland to the North American power grid for the first time in history.
“We are immensely proud that we’ve been selected by Emera’s NSMPL Company to step in and finish the Maritime Link Project,” said Aaron Rokstad, president of Rokstad Power. “Even more exciting is that we will be performing the work with our new Joint Venture partner, Emera Utility Services. This is a huge win for us!”
Work begins immediately with some mobilization already underway in preparation for the beginning of the construction phases.