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CNRL Horizon Substation and Transmission Line Construction

Project Details

Year Completed: 2023
Client: ATCO Electric
Location: Fort McKay, AB

As part of the expanded mining operations CNRL Horizon oil sands site, the entire power distribution grid within the CNRL site was required to the be relocated to allow for future exploration. To meet this need, a new switching substation and transmission lines were required.

The Construction Management scope of work consisted of supervision of the civil, structural, and electrical construction which included:

  • Removal and placement of 750,000m3 of native material for substation base layer
  • Placement of granular materials
  • Driven pipe pile foundations
  • Structural steel assembly and erection
  • Electrical equipment and cabling assembly/installation


Our Role

Construction Management

CAP’s role on this project was to provide construction supervision, inspection, and quality assurance/control services for the substation construction.

Our involvement included but was not limited to:

Project Management

  • Scheduling
  • Cost Analysis and Control
  • Change Management
  • Inspection Management
  • Overall Site Safety Management
  • Overall Construction Supervision
  • Project Coordination

Inspection & Quality Assurance/Control

  • Driven pile inspections.
  • Material receiving and inspection.
  • Equipment inspection.
  • Assembly and installation inspections.