Waasigan Line Awarded

CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA, May 8, 2023 – Valard Construction, a Quanta Services company, has been selected by Hydro One Networks Inc. (“Hydro One”) to design, build and deliver on the construction of the Waasigan Transmission Line in northwestern Ontario. Pending an Environmental Assessment (EA), selection of a final route, and required regulatory approvals, the project … Continued

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation 2022

CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA September 30, 2022 – This year marks the second time the Federal government has acknowledged and honored this day. Even though the residential school system is a thing of the past, Indigenous peoples continue to struggle with the effects of this dark time in Canadian history. At Valard, we recognize our responsibility … Continued

May 2022

Recent kudos for our crews from SaskPower! After recent storms in the Maple Creek, SK area, Valard crews lent a hand in the restoration efforts. We received this message from our friends at SaskPower: “We’re grateful to the Valard crews for the great support provided during our recent storm recovery in the Maple Creek area!”  … Continued

March 2022

Changes for Valard’s Executive Team Effective March 7 2022, Quanta Services introduced new organizational changes to Quanta’s Canadian Operations. In order to create better alignment, increased synergy and improved overall value to our Canadian customer base, Quanta formed a Quanta Services, Canada Region. With this new structure, all Canadian Power operating units (Valard Construction, Allteck Limited Partnership, … Continued

January 2022

Executive Appointment for Valard Québec Dave Torgerson, Chief Operating Officer, recently announced the appointment of Gilles Pelletier as Vice President for Valard’s Québec Operations. Gilles has made significant contributions towards building Valard Québec into the successful entity it is today.      Gilles Pelletier Vice President, Operations, Valard Québec     Read Gilles’s full biography   Valard Group of Companies: Better Together … Continued

November 2021

Hitting a significant milestone on the East-West Tie Line Project. On October 15th we installed the last drilled shaft foundation (shown below). The foundation and anchor program on the project is complete! Check out the Tweet, and follow us on Twitter Learn more about the East-West Tie Transmission Project from NextBridge   Supporting Mental Health At Valard, … Continued

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA September 15, 2021 – As you may be aware, the Federal government recently passed legislation to designate September 30th as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This day provides an opportunity for all Canadians to recognize and commemorate the legacy of residential schools. The choice of September 30th builds on the … Continued

September 2021

COVID-19 | Meeting the Challenge Just as we were getting excited to see governments across Canada removing COVID-19 restrictions, in walks the DELTA variant and the 4th wave. It’s clear, we may be collectively done with COVID-19 but COVID-19 is not done with us. Throughout this roller coaster ride of COVID-19, Valard has chosen a path of … Continued

Wataynikaneyap Project Update

Boots on the Ground Valard has a long history of hiring locally for our projects, and Wataynikaneyap is no different. We recently caught up with some of them and they described what working on this project means to them.  Lots of people spoke about the sense of pride the get from building something that will … Continued

July 2021

On The Road Again Northwest Lineman College recently delivered this TransBanker® Mobile Transformer Training Lab to Valard Construction. The TransBanker® Mobile Lab helps Valard provide safe, realistic, hands-on training to its lineworkers and employees at their job sites, minimizing down time and improving productivity. From Valard’s perspective – “The mobile lab will allow us to provide scenario … Continued