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Utilities

Black & McDonald is truly a single-source provider when it comes to the utility sector. From design through to construction and maintenance, Black & McDonald has the in-house capabilities and resources to handle any size project involving stations, transmission, and distribution of overhead or underground High, Medium and Low Voltage power, natural gas, telephone or water and their related civil construction. Black & McDonald's specialized maintenance and testing services include Arc Flash Hazard Analyses and Infrared Scanning of electrical and mechanical systems.


Utilities

Location:

  • Province of Manitoba

Type of Services:

  • Utility

Trades/Technicians/
Professionals:

  • Electricians
  • Linemen

Manitoba Hydro — Province-Wide LED Roadway Lighting Conversion

To help meet Manitoba Hydro's more aggressive energy saving targets, new energy efficient street lights are being installed along Manitoba roadways. The new LED lights have several benefits over HPS lamps including a much longer life expectancy, significantly lower energy use, better performance in cold weather, and improved quality of light for drivers and pedestrians. The longevity and decreased energy consumption of LED lighting will result in utility bill savings and reduced replacement costs.

Black & McDonald's scope of work includes the removal and replacement of 110,000 HID Luminaries located across the province of Manitoba with new LED Luminaries. Work also includes street lighting condition inspection and collection of asset attributes.

Utilities

Location:

  • State of Michigan

Type of Services:

  • Electrical
  • General Contractor
  • Utility

Trades/Technicians/
Professionals:

  • Linemen

Consumers Energy — Storm Repair Utility Poles

Consumers Energy is Michigan's second-largest electric and natural gas utility, providing service to more than 6 million of the state's 10 million residents in all 68 counties in the Lower Peninsula.

Black & McDonald was contracted by Consumers Energy to help in the relief efforts from a winter storm that hit their service territory.  Black & McDonald sent six four-man line crews to perform construction and repair work on the damaged distribution system.

Utilities

Location:

  • Gatineau, QC

Type of Services:

  • Electrical

Trades/Technicians/
Professionals:

  • Electricians

Bell Data Centre

Black & McDonald was the Electrical Subcontractor for the construction of a new Tier III Certified data centre for Urbacon (Bell). This data centre significantly enhanced the availability of highly secure data hosting in the region with one of the most energy efficient facilities in North America.

The 82,000 square foot building helps to meet the demand for top-tier data hosting with an exceptionally green, cost-effective facility that supports the development of world-class technology solutions and provides high-speed access to one of Canada's leading Cloud providers.

Black & McDonald worked on key systems such as 2,740 kW Piller Generators Coupled with Rotary UPS, 25,000 V Main Distribution, 600 V Secondary Distribution, 120 V Systems, Controls, Kyoto Cooling Electrical Installation, Fire Alarm, Security, Lighting, and Data Raceway Installation.

Utilities

Location:

  • Chatham-Kent, ON

Type of Services:

  • Electrical
  • General Contractor
  • Utility

Trades/Technicians/
Professionals:

  • Electricians
  • General Labourers
  • Linemen

Duart Transformer Station - 230/27.6 Distribution Transformer Station

Black & McDonald, as part of the AMEC Foster Wheeler Joint Venture, was contracted to build a new Greenfield Transformer Station for Hydro One Networks Inc. on Duart Road in the Chatham-Kent area. The project was to replace the existing transformer stations that are nearing the end of their lifecycles.

The scope of work included complete civil works (site clearing, roadways, foundations, concrete works, drainage, landscaping), grounding of substation and all equipment, supply and installation of all structural steel and high voltage electrical equipment, supply and installation of high voltage bus configuration, transport and installation of two 125 MVA Power Transformers supplied by Hydro One, supply and installation of all interconnecting high and low voltage cabling, and performing all Ready-for-Service testing prior to final turnover to Hydro One.

Utilities

Location:

  • Estevan, SK

Type of Services:

  • General Contractor
  • Utility

Trades/Technicians/
Professionals:

  • General Labourers
  • Linemen

SaskPower - Estevan East Substation, 25 kV Feeders

Black & McDonald was awarded the contract by SaskPower to construct the Estevan East Substation distribution power lines to accommodate the increase in population and customer load within the Estevan Service Area.

The job involved building new 25 kV Feeder Lines and upgrade existing 25 kV Distribution “Live Line”. The utility works included installing new hospital feeders, culvert installations for poles in swamp areas, directional bore duct, installing underground distribution tie, stringing new conductor "Cold" and "Live Line", removing and re-installing overhead transformer banks, secondary service, and grounding grids.

Utilities

Location:

  • Independence, MO

Type of Services:

  • Electrical
  • General Contractor
  • Utility

Trades/Technicians/
Professionals:

  • Linemen

Independence Power & Light - Transmission Pole
Relocation 161 kV

Independence Power and Light (IPL) serves more than 50,000 customers within the City of Independence. IPL maintains and operates 12 generating units, 13 major substations and more than 650 miles of power lines.

Black & McDonald’s scope of work for IPL on the project consisted of demolishing the old drilled shaft, installing a new drilled shaft and relocating the running angle 161 kV transmission structure.

Utilities

Location:

  • Winnipeg, MB

Type of Services:

  • Electrical
  • Utility

Trades/Technicians/
Professionals:

  • Electricians
  • Linemen

Manitoba Hydro - Riel Substation

Black & McDonald was awarded a contract to perform all the electrical work for Manitoba Hydro’s new Riel Substation project located near Winnipeg.

In partnership with Manitoba Hydro, a complete electrical substation was constructed on a 300 acre site.
Our scope of work included: the installation of steel towers, transformers, buss, apparatus, and wiring of control buildings for a 500 kv outdoor substation; installation of steel towers, transformers, buss, apparatus and wiring of control buildings for a 240 kV outdoor substation; installation of steel towers, transformers, buss, apparatus and wiring of control buildings for a complete 46 kV outdoor substation; grounding, installation of 12 kV indoor switchgear for distribution in 2 switchgear buildings ; as well as the installation of 12 kV underground feeders and Fibre Optic communication system.

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