Activities for the Week of November 25 - December 1

PowerTel

  • Continue working on 115 kV ROW remediation work

  • De-Mobbing tooling/equipment

  • Complete final inspection 25 kV line/deficiency work on going

  • Plan and organize materials and installation of 25 kV re-closer and 5 secondary poles for secondary service in order to power up the re-closer at the south end 44 kV

EPTCON

  • Installing insulating stone in the yard

  • Begin commissioning activities

  • Complete work on secondary section

Activities for the Week of November 18-24

PowerTel

  • Continuing minor deficiency work on the Grid Line  

  • Planning stages of re-closer installation north end 

  • Planning stages for the secondary service for the operation of the Re-Closer South end 

  • Final inspection on 25 kV line north of Berens river

  • Performing orientations for sub-contractors

  • Health and Safety team on site

  • Environmental team on site, overseeing all construction activities  

  • Have weekly meetings with White Feather Alex Peters and Elder Tom

  • Continue ROW remediation work

  • De-Mob equipment once completed with

  • Crew leaving site November 26th, returning to work December 5th

Draco

  • Floating PowerTel’s equipment

  • De-Mobbing equipment from site

Windigo/Expedition

  • Operating the man camp

EPTCON

  • Install secondary structures

  • Begin terminating cables

  • Transformer oil fill

  • Begin commissioning activities

Activities for the Week of November 4-10

PowerTel

  • Continuing minor deficiency work on the Grid Line  

  • Planning stages of re-closer installation north and south end  

  • Performing orientations for PowerTel employees and sub-contractors

  • Health and Safety team on site

  • Environmental team on site overseeing all construction activities  

  • Have weekly meetings with White Feather Alex Peters and Elder Tom

  • Plan and organize for upcoming work activities

  • Continue ROW remediation work

  • De-Mob equipment once completed

Draco

  • Floating PowerTel’s equipment

  • De-Mobbing equipment from site

Windigo/Expedition

  • Operating the man camp

EPTCON

  • Continue back fill up to ground grid elevation

  • Continue installation of below grade infrastructure

  • Install breakers

  • Install structural steel

  • Install bus work

  • Install transformers

  • Install grounding

Activities for the Week of October 21-27

PowerTel

  • Installing extra ground rods where 20 Ohms or less have not been achieved

  • Installing rider poles at all road crossings

  • Preparing all stringing set-ups

  • Stringing OPGW rope and wire

  • Sagging conductor

  • Dead-Ending conductor

  • Clipping in conductor

  • Delivering travelers and materials to structures

  • Commence minor deficiency work on the Grid Line    

  • Performing orientations for PowerTel employees and sub-contractors

  • Health and Safety team on site

  • Environmental team on site overseeing all construction activities  

  • Have weekly meetings with White Feather Alex Peters and Elder Tom

  • Plan and organize for upcoming work activities

  • Continue ROW remediation work

  • De-Mob equipment once completed with

Draco

  • Floating PowerTel’s equipment

  • Supplying aggregate for pole foundations

Windigo/Expedition

  • Operating the man camp

Activities for the Week of October 14-20

PowerTel

  • Operating with 1 Anchor testing crew and anchor installation crew

  • Installing extra ground rods where 20 Ohms or less have not been achieved

  • Installing rider poles at all road crossings

  • Preparing all stringing set-ups

  • Stringing OPGW rope and wire

  • Sagging conductor

  • Dead-Ending conductor

  • Clipping in conductor

  • Delivering travelers and materials to structures

  • Receiving 115kV materials

  • Performing orientations for PowerTel employees and subcontractors

  • Health and Safety team on site

  • Environmental team on site overseeing all construction activities  

  • Have weekly meetings with White Feather Alex Peters and Elder Tom

  • Plan and organize for upcoming work activities

  • Continue ROW remediation work

  • De-Mob equipment once completed with

Draco

  • Floating PowerTel’s equipment

  • Supplying aggregate for pole foundations

Windigo/Expedition

  • Operating the man camp

EPTCON

  • Pour Centre Pc of Transformer #2

  • Continue to Formwork the Walls for Transformer Foundation Walls.

  • Concrete Pour the SOG for the Bus Support Foundations Grid Line 2C

  • Dressing the Rebar for the Piers

  • Installation of the Pre-made Formworks for concrete work

  • Back-filling with Granular A around the exposed concrete and rest will be Granular B (General Back-filling) to FF elevations of 348.15

 

Activities for the Week of October 7-13

PowerTel

  • Operating with 1 Anchor testing crew, 1 Steel pole assembly / erection crew.

  • Preparing all stringing set-ups

  • Stringing OPGW rope and wire

  • Sagging conductor

  • Dead-Ending conductor

  • Clipping in conductor

  • Delivering travelers and materials to structures

  • Receiving 115 kV materials

  • Performing orientations for PowerTel employees and sub-contractors

  • Health and Safety team on site

  • Environmental team on site overseeing all construction activities  

  • Have weekly meetings with White Feather Alex Peters and Elder Tom

  • Plan and organize for upcoming work activities

  • Commence ROW remediation work

Draco

  • Floating PowerTel’s equipment

  • Supplying aggregate for pole foundations

Windigo/Expedition

  • Operating the man camp

EPTCON

  • Continue formwork for the Transformer Foundation #1 center pcs, and Piers, one to one half day of Rebar

  • Continue to SOG for Transformer #2

  • Foundation SOG (Two CVT and Bus Bar SOG foundation needs to be completed)

  • EPTCON Electrical Crew will work at the Pole Area at the north area end

  • Grading and Backfilling with Granular A to level 348.15 level

Activities for the Week of September 30 – October 6

PowerTel

  • Operating with 1 Steel pole assembly / erection crew

  • Preparing all stringing set-ups

  • Stringing OPGW rope and wire

  • Sagging conductor

  • Dead-Ending conductor

  • Clipping in conductor

  • Delivering travelers and materials to structures

  • Installing rig mats

  • Receiving 115 kV materials

  • Performing orientations for PowerTel employees and subcontractors if necessary

  • Health and Safety team on site

  • Environmental team on site overseeing all construction activities 

Draco

  • Maintaining all weather road to substation

  • Floating PowerTel’s equipment if necessary

Windigo/Expedition

  • Operating the man camp

EPTCON

  • Continue substation civil construction with a focus on all of the foundation pours

Note: PowerTel’s first day of work for this rotation is Oct 3rd.

Activities for the week of September 23-29

PowerTel

  • Framing – Complete

  • Pole Setting – Complete

  • Rock Boring - Complete

  • 1 Anchor testing crew

  • 1 Steel pole assembly / erection crew

  • 1 Rope pulling crew / 1 Stringing/Clipping crew

  • Preparing all stringing set-ups

  • Stringing OPGW rope and wire

  • Sagging conductor

  • Dead-Ending conductor

  • Clipping in conductor

  • Delivering travelers and materials to structures

  • Installing anchors on the 115 kV corridor

  • Installing Micro Pile Foundations on the 115 kV

  • Health and Safety team on site

  • Environmental team on site overseeing all construction activities, performing bird sweeps.  

  • Have weekly meetings with White Feather Alex Peters and Elder Tom

  • Continue building of all-weather road to sub-station

  • Continue ROW remediation work

  • ECO Canada’s Environmental Monitoring Certification course, known as “BEAHR”, a training course has successfully been completed with three of our employees from Pikangikum First Nation. We had guest speakers from MNRF, Parks Canada and Franz from Wataynikaneyap Power present some topics on Ontario Legislation and Phase 1 and 2 of the Project.

Draco

  • Building all weather road to sub station

Windigo/Expedition

  • Operating the man camp

EBS

  • Continue Micro Pile installation

EPTCON

  • Formwork for yard foundations

  • Placing of reinforcement steel for yard foundations

  • Placing of concrete for yard foundations

Note: PowerTel and subcontractors last day of work for this rotation is September 24, returning to work on October 3.

Activities for the Week of September 16-22

PowerTel

  • Operating with 1 ground framing crews, 2 pole setting crews/Rock boring, 1 Anchor testing crew, 1 Steel pole assembly / erection crew.

  • Preparing all stringing set-ups

  • Stringing OPGW rope and wire

  • Sagging conductor

  • Dead-Ending conductor

  • Clipping in conductor

  • Delivering travelers and materials to structures

  • Rock boring holes for pole setting on the 115 kV

  • Installing anchors on the 115 kV corridor

  • Installing rig mats in areas of concern

  • Installing Micro Pile Foundations on the 115 kV

  • Receiving 115 kV materials

  • Receiving poles for the 115 kV

  • Performing orientations for PowerTel employees and sub-contractors

  • Health and Safety team on site

  • Environmental team on site overseeing all construction activities, performing bird sweeps.  

  • Have weekly meetings with White Feather Alex Peters and Elder Tom

  • Continue building of all-weather road to sub-station

  • Continue surveying along ROWs

  • Plan and organize for upcoming work activities

  • Commence ROW remediation work

Draco

  • Building all weather road to sub station

  • Floating PowerTel’s equipment

  • Supplying aggregate for pole foundations

Windigo/Expedition

  • Operating the man camp

FN Timber

  • Cleaning up concentration yards

EBS

  • Continue Micro Pile installation

  • Note: PowerTel and subcontractors last day of work for this rotation is September 24, returning October 2, working October 3.

EPTCON Ltd.

  • Installation of insulation under foundations

  • Formwork for transformer containment slabs

  • Formwork for PCT building footings

  • Installation of reinforcing steel for transformer containment foundations

  • Installation of reinforcing steel for PCT footings and piers

  • Excavation of breaker and bus support footings

  • Installation of granular A pads under breaker and bus support footings

 

Activities for the Week of September 9-15

PowerTel

  • Operating with 1 ground framing crew, 2 pole setting crews / rock boring, 1 anchor testing crew, 1 steel pole assembly / erection crew
  • Preparing all stringing set-ups
  • Stringing OPGW rope and wire
  • Sagging conductor
  • Dead-Ending conductor
  • Clipping in conductor
  • Delivering travelers and materials to structures
  • Rock boring holes for pole setting on the 115 kV
  • Installing anchors on the 115 kV corridor
  • Installing rig mats in areas of concern
  • Installing Micro Pile Foundations on the 115 kV
  • Receiving 115 kV materials
  • Performing orientations for PowerTel employees and sub-contractors
  • Health and Safety team on site
  • Environmental team on site overseeing all construction activities, performing bird sweeps.  
  • Have weekly meetings with White Feather Alex Peters and Elder Tom Quill.
  • Continue building of all-weather road to sub-station
  • Plan and organize for upcoming work activities

Draco

  • Building all weather road to sub-station
  • Floating PowerTel’s equipment
  • Supplying aggregate for pole foundations

Windigo/Expedition

  • Operating the man camp

FN Timber

  • Installing corduroy along swamp sections on the 115 kV corridor, in order for the ground framing / pole setting to advance 

EBS

  • Continue Micro Pile installation and base installation

EPTCON

  • Civil works at the substation commencing
  • Removing organic rootlets
  • Stockpiling along the outer property lines and ROW

Activities for the Week of September 4-8

PowerTel

  • PowerTel will commence work September 5th with a full crew compliment.
  • Operating with 1 ground framing crew, 2 pole setting crews / rock boring, 1 Anchor testing crew, 1 steel pole assembly / erection crew.
  • Pole setting is at structure 155 working south
  • Ground framing at structure 86 working south
  • Preparing all stringing set-ups
  • Stringing OPGW rope and wire
  • Wire and OPGW is now completed to structure 559
  • Crew will commence stringing to substation from structure 1030 to structure 1080, once section is complete, return to structure 559 and continue stringing south.
  • Sagging conductor
  • Dead-Ending conductor
  • Clipping in conductor
  • Delivering travelers and materials to structures
  • Rock boring holes for pole setting on the 115 kV
  • Installing anchors on the 115 kV corridor
  • Installing rig mats in areas of concern
  • Installing Micro Pile Foundations on the 115 kV
  • Receiving 115 kV materials
  • Performing orientations for PowerTel employees and sub-contractors
  • Health and Safety team on site
  • Environmental team on site overseeing all construction activities, performing bird sweeps.
  • Have weekly meetings with White Feather Alex Peters and Elder Tom Quill.
  • Continue building of all-weather road to sub-station
  • Continue surveying along ROW's
  • Plan and organize for upcoming work activities
  • Hiring of more First Nations community members
  • Draco
  • Building all weather road to sub station
  • Floating PowerTel’s equipment
  • Supplying aggregate for pole foundations

Windigo/Expedition

  • Operating the man camp

FN Timber

  • Installing corduroy along swamp sections on the 115 kV corridor

EBS

  • Continue Micro Pile installation

Activities for the Week of August 19-25

PowerTel

  • Operating with 1 ground framing crews, 2 pole setting crews/Rock boring, 1 Anchor testing crew, 1 Steel pole assembly/Erection crew
  • Preparing all stringing set-ups
  • Stringing OPGW rope and wire
  • Sagging conductor
  • Dead-Ending conductor
  • Clipping in conductor
  • Delivering travellers and materials to structures
  • Rock boring holes for pole setting on the 115kV
  • Installing anchors on the 115kV corridor
  • Installing rig mats in areas of concern
  • Installing Micro Pile Foundations on the 115kV
  • Receiving 115kV materials
  • Receiving poles for the 115kV
  • Performing orientations for PowerTel employees and sub-contractors
  • Health and Safety team on site
  • Environmental team on site overseeing all construction activities
  • Continue building of all-weather road to substation
  • Plan and organize for upcoming work activities
  • Hiring of more First Nations community members

EPTCON

  • Mobilizing to site to begin substation civil work

Draco

  • Building all weather road to substation
  • Floating PowerTel’s equipment
  • Supplying aggregate for pole foundations

Windigo/Expedition

  • Operating the man camp

First Nation’s Timber

  • Currently on turn around

EBS Geostructural Inc.

  • Continue micro pile installation

 

Activities for the Week of August 12-18

PowerTel

  • All wood/steel poles have been delivered to site
  • All material delivery completed on site
  • Operating with 1 ground framing crews, 2 pole setting crews/Rock boring, 1 Anchor testing crew, 1 Steel pole assembly/erection crew
  • Preparing all stringing set-ups
  • Stringing OPGW rope and wire
  • Sagging conductor
  • Dead-Ending conductor
  • Clipping in conductor
  • Delivering travelers and materials to structures
  • Rock boring holes for pole setting on the 115 kV
  • Installing anchors on the 115 kV corridor
  • Installing rig mats in areas of concern
  • Installing Micro Pile Foundations on the 115 kV
  • Receiving 115 kV materials
  • Receiving poles for the 115 kV
  • Performing orientations for PowerTel employees and sub-contractors
  • Health and Safety team on site
  • Environmental team on site overseeing all construction activities, performing bird sweeps  
  • Have weekly meetings with White Feather Alex Peters and Elder Tom
  • Continue building of all-weather road to sub-station
  • Continue surveying along ROWs
  • Plan and organize for upcoming work activities
  • Hiring of more First Nations community members

Draco

  • Building all weather road to sub station
  • Floating PowerTel’s equipment
  • Supplying aggregate for pole foundations

Windigo/Expedition

  • Operating the man camp

FN Timber

  • Currently on turn around

EBS

  • Continue Micro Pile installation

Activities for the Week of August 5 - 11

PowerTel

  • Operating with 1 ground framing crew, 1 pole setting crew, 1 ground framing/pole setting crew, 1 material delivery crew, 1 Anchor testing crew/ground rod installation crew, 1 Steel pole assembly/erection crew
  • Preparing all stringing set-ups
  • Stringing OPGW rope and wire 
  • Sagging conductor/OPGW
  • Dead-Ending conductor/OPGW
  • Clipping in conductor/OPGW
  • Delivering travelers and materials to structures
  • Rock boring holes for pole setting on the 115 kV
  • Installing anchors on the 115 kV corridor
  • Installing rig mats in areas of concern 
  • Installing Micro Pile Foundations on the 115 kV
  • Receiving 115 kV materials
  • Receiving poles for the 115 kV
  • Performing orientations for PowerTel employees and sub-contractors
  • Health and Safety team on site
  • Environmental team on site overseeing all construction activities, performing bird sweeps
  • Have weekly meetings with White Feather Alex Peters and Elder Tom
  • Continue building of all-weather road to sub-station
  • Continue surveying along ROWs
  • Plan and organize for upcoming work activities
  • Hiring of more First Nations community members

Draco

  • Building all weather road to sub station
  • Floating PowerTel’s equipment

Windigo/Expedition

  • Operating the man camp

FN Timber

  • Hauling merchantable timber from concentration yards to sawmill.

EBS

  • Continue Micro Pile installation