Transmission line design-build contractor
Flatiron-Graham Joint Venture to design, procure & construct the ILM transmission line.
First Nations inquiries
Phone: 604 846 1011 (ext. 221)
Other contractor information
Golder Associates has been retained to provide Environmental Program Management Services for the ILM project. Their responsibilities include overseeing, tracking and reporting on compliance with the Environmental Assessment Certificate for the ILM project, and environmental permits or approvals issued for the project.
Hatch has been retained to provide Construction Program Management Services for the ILM project. Hatch is acting as BC Hydro's representative to oversee implementation of design, construction and other work in the field to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, the terms of contract agreements and the quality and performance objectives of the project.
AMEC has been retained for Archaeology and Heritage Monitoring and Management services for the north east half of the line from Sawmill Creek (north of Yale and south of Spuzzum) to Nicola Substation near Merritt. Negotiations are underway with a First Nations business for the portion of the line from Sawmill Creek to Meridian.
Ruby Creek Capacitor Station
The contract for construction of the new Ruby Creek Capacitor Station has been awarded to ABB. The contract is for a new green-field 500 kV series capacitor station which includes one capacitor bank required to maintain voltage levels in the new ILM transmission line.
BC Hydro issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for construction of the Ruby Creek Capacitor Station on BC Bid in August 2011.
What is a capacitor station?
A capacitor station is a facility in which electricity from high voltage transmission lines moves through a series of devices called capacitors. These capacitors can store electrical charges which maintain voltage levels in power lines for greater system stability and improve electrical system efficiency and capacity.