Bipole III – 500kV

Client: Manitoba Hydro

Length: 700 km

Completion Date: April 2018

Location: Manitoba, Canada


  • 1400 structures – steel lattice towers, guyed and self-supporting
  • Helicopter and conventional crane erection
  • 4-bundle, 1590 Falcon ACSR with OPGW and OHSW
  • Helical piles, cast-in-place concrete piles, micropiles, rock set and concrete mat foundations
  • Right-of-way brushing and clearing
  • Access road construction over 550 km
  • Owner driven landowner mitigations required access matting at over 300 sites
  • Establishment of remote camp accommodations
  • First Nations engagement and landowner involvement for flow through benefits to local communities

Highlight: A portion of line was constructed through the Tom Lamb Wildlife Management Area – a major breeding and staging area for waterfowl and habitat for moose, wolves, and black bears.


This path took 40 years.

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