A lot of hope’ for trained workers after Ontario designates NextBridge to construct East-West Tie Line – CBC

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 2019173 Views

Feb 07, 2019

Last week, the province designated NextBridge as the official partner company to construct

The chairman of the board for Supercom Industries — a 100 per cent First Nation owned company that’s been recruiting and training workers for the East-West Tie Line from Thunder Bay to Wawa — says the uncertainty around which company will ultimately build the transmission line “created a lot of confusion” among their students.

Last week, the province announced that it has issued an Order in Council (OIC) and a ministerial directive designating NextBridge as the official partner company on the construction of the approximately 450-kilometre long transmission line in northwestern Ontario.

This came after Hydro One submitted their bid in 2018, saying that they could build the line at a lower cost.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/east-west-tie-supercom-1.5009401

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