Western Alberta Transmission Line – 500 kV

Client: SNC Lavalin T&D

Length: 200 km

Completion Date: December 2014

Location: Rimbey, AB


  • 487 steel lattice towers and 30 steel monopoles
  • 4-bundle 1590 Falcon ACSR with OPGW, and OHSW
  • Helical piles (by others), concrete caissons, and shallow concrete foundations
  • Helicopter and conventional crane erection
  • ROW preparation: brushing and clearing, and environmental and construction matting

Highlight: The Western Alberta Transmission Line was Alberta’s first in-service direct current (dc) line transmitting electricity on the power grid.

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