Government of Yukon



FOR RELEASE
May 20, 2015

Three contracts awarded for transmission line work

WHITEHORSE—The Yukon Development Corporation (YDC) has awarded three contracts for the planning and permitting work required to rebuild and upgrade transmission infrastructure between Stewart Crossing and Keno City.

Contracts for engineering and design have been awarded to Chimax Inc. for the transmission line and Magna IV Engineering for substation work. Morrison Hershfield has been contracted to conduct the project assessment and permitting work. The contracts will be managed by Yukon Energy.

“Working with Yukon Energy to advance this preliminary engineering design and permitting work is an important step for this project,” Minister responsible for Yukon Development Corporation Brad Cathers said. “This work is an important step in replacing and upgrading this electrical infrastructure, which is at the end of its functional life.”

The Yukon government is providing up to $5.3 million to the Yukon Development Corporation for this work. Additional funding will be identified when the project moves to the construction phase.

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Contact:

Elaine Schiman
Cabinet Communications
867-633-7961
elaine.schiman@gov.yk.ca

George Ross
President and CEO
Yukon Development Corporation
867-456-3995
george.ross@gov.yk.ca


News Release #15-178