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

Activities for the Week of July 22-28

PowerTel

  • Currently on turn around, returning to work on July 31, 2018
  • Monitoring fire conditions for sub-contractors
  • Health and safety team on site

Draco

  • Building all weather road to substation
  • Floating PowerTel's equipment

Windigo/Expedition

  • Operating the man camp

FN Timber

  • Removal of merchantable timber off of ROW
  • Clearing activities

EBS

  • Continue Micro Pile installation

ECO Canada BEAHR Training with Confederation College Instructor:

  • The final five days of BEAHR Program Core Training for Environmental Monitor is happening this week (July 24 to 29). The Regulatory Training Modules will be delivered in mid-September.

Activities for the Week of July 15-21

PowerTel

  • Operating with 2 ground framing crews, 2 pole setting crews, 1 material delivery crew, 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

Windigo/Expedition

  • Operating the man camp

FN Timber

  • Removal of merchantable timber off of ROW

EBS

  • Continue Micro Pile installation

 

Activities for the Week of July 8-14

PowerTel

  • Operating with two (2) ground framing crews, two (2) pole setting crews, one (1) material delivery crew, one (1) Anchor testing crew, One (1) Steel pole assembly & erection crew.
  • Preparing all stringing set-ups
  • Stringing both pulling rope and conductor
  • Sagging, Dead ending and clamping 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 timber 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 subcontractors
  • Health and Safety team on site
  • Environmental team on site overseeing all construction activities, performing bird sweeps.  
  • Have weekly meetings with Whitefeather Alex Peters and Elder Tom Quill.
  • Continue building of all-weather road to substation
  • Continue surveying along ROW
  • Plan and organize for upcoming work activities
  • Hiring of more First Nations community members

Draco

  • Building all weather road to substation
  • Floating PowerTel equipment
  • Windigo/Expedition
  • Operating the Camp

FN Timber

  • Removal of merchantable timber off of the Transmission Line ROW

EBS

  • Continue Micropile installation

Activities for the Week of July 1-7

PowerTel

  • Operating with 2 ground framing crews, 1 pole setting crew, one material delivery crew, 1 anchor testing crew, 1 Steel pole assembly / erection crew
  • Preparing all stringing set-ups
  • Commence both rope and wire stringing
  • 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

  • Removal of merchantable timber off of ROW

EBS

  • Continue Micro Pile installation

Activities for the Week of June 24-30

Training

  • WHMIS training was conducted June 22 for 18 workers
  • Working at Heights training was conducted June 23 for 12 workers
  • Continuing to organize a date with IHSA for Electrical Awareness Training

PowerTel

  • Project Manager and site supervision on site for the Civil Works and Timber Management
  • Safety, Quality and Environmental Management on site for day to day monitoring of all work activities

Draco

  • Continue building all weather road to sub station
  • Floating PowerTel’s equipment if necessary

Windigo/Expedition

  •  Continue operating the camp

FN Timber

  • Continue the removal of merchantable timber off of ROW

Activities for the Week of June 17-23

PowerTel

  • Operating with 2 aerial framing crews, 2 ground framing crews, 2 pole setting crews, one material delivery crew, and one l pole delivery crew.
  • Preparing all stringing set-ups
  • 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
  • Have weekly meetings with white feather Alex Peters and Elder Tom
  • Commence 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

  • Removal of merchantable timber off of ROW

Activities for the Week of June 10-16

PowerTel

  • Operating with 2 aerial framing crews, 2 ground framing crews, 2 pole setting crews, one material delivery crew, and one steel pole delivery crew.
  • Rock boring holes for pole setting on the 115 kV corridor
  • Installing anchors on the 115 kV corridor
  • Installing rig mats in areas of concern 
  • Installing Micro Pile Foundations on the 115  kV
  • Receiving materials
  • Receiving poles
  • Performing orientations for PowerTel employees and sub-contractors
  • Health and Safety team on site
  • Environmental team on site
  • Have weekly meetings with white feather Alex Peters and Elder Tom
  • Commence building of road to substation

Draco

  • Building road to substation
  • Hauling PowerTel's equipment

Windigo/Expedition

  • Operating the camp 

FN Timber

  • Removal of merchantable timber along Right of Way

Activities for the week of June 3-9

PowerTel

  • Operating with 2 aerial framing crews, 2 ground framing crews, 2 pole setting crews, one material delivery crew, and one steel pole delivery crew.
  • 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 materials
  • Receiving poles
  • Performing orientations for PowerTel employees and sub-contractors
  • Health and Safety team on site
  • Environmental team on site
  • Have weekly meetings with white feather Alex Peters and Elder Tom
  • Commence building of road to sub-station

Draco

  • Building road to sub station
  • Hauling PowerTel's equipment

Windigo/Expedition

  • Operating the camp 

FN Timber

  • Removal of merchantable timber along 115 kV corridor, as well as hand clearing