Houston, July 31, 2012 — Quanta Services announced that ATCO Electric has selected Valard Construction, a Quanta Services company, to install transmission infrastructure for ATCO Electric's Hanna Region Transmission Development project. Under the terms of the contract, Valard will install about 240 kilometers of 240-kV transmission infrastructure in the Hanna region of southeast Alberta, Canada.
Valard crews have been mobilized to begin construction on the project, which is expected to be completed in 2013.
Based in Edmonton, Alberta, Valard Construction is a full-service engineering, procurement and construction contractor, skilled in providing turnkey solutions for power system requirements. Valard was founded in 1978 and is comprised of a workforce of 1,200 trades-related people, 600 pieces of dedicated utility equipment and an experienced management team.
Quanta Services is a specialized contracting services company, delivering infrastructure solutions for the electric power, natural gas and pipeline and telecommunication industries.