Contract Management Projects

Nupqu manages up to 70 different projects annually in a wide range of duration, scale and work force.

General Contracting Services Projects

 

Winsor Substation Upgrades


The Winsor Substation Project consisted of a complete new substation build to replace the aging old station in order to meet future demand in the area. The substation is located one mile west of the community of Elko on Burton Lake Road and serves a portion of the South Country, including Elko and area, Baynes Lake and Koocanusa.

This project was a partnership between Nupqu, on behalf of the Ktunaxa Nation, and BC Hydro Construction Services. Nupqu provided support to the project in the following ways.

  • Site Procurement
  • Contractor Management and Administration
  • Level III First Aid
  • Electrical Apprentice
  • General Labour
  • Environmental Monitoring (bird surveys and sweeps, water quality monitoring during all concrete pour events, mobile floc management trailer maintenance and oversight, weekly/monthly reporting of construction activities, and many other environmental monitoring requirements)
  • Client: BC Hydro

    Location: East Kootenay Region
    Time Period: 2015-2017

    Average Annual Revenue: $6 million managed by Nupqu
    Reference: Bill Hanson, Regional Manager - BC Hydro Construction Services

    Fernie Substation Upgrades


    Client: BC Hydro

    Location: Fernie
    Time Period: 2016-2018

    Average Annual Revenue: $8 million managed by Nupqu
    Reference: Bill Hanson, Regional Manager - BC Hydro Construction Services

    The Fernie Substation Project consisted of a complete overall of the existing site, which was built in the early 1970s. The newly rebuilt station allows for the increased demand that is projected for the Fernie area (approximately 11% in the next 10 years). The project is now in its final stages and the anticipated project in-service date is in spring 2018. This upgrade will allow us to continue providing clean reliable The upgrade has an estimated total budget of $24 million. This project was a partnership between Nupqu, on behalf of the Ktunaxa Nation, and BC Hydro Construction Services. Nupqu provided support to the project in the following ways.

  • Site Procurement
  • Contractor Management and Administration
  • Level III First Aid
  • Carpentry and Electrical Apprentice
  • General Labour
  • Environmental Monitoring (bird surveys and sweeps, water quality monitoring during all concrete pour events, mobile floc management trailer maintenance and oversight, weekly/monthly reporting of construction activities)
  • Waneta Expansion Project – 230kV Transmission Line

    Nupqu was awarded the 10 km 230kV transmission line Right-of-Way planning contract which included: boundary marking, upgrade and new road construction assessments, timber reconnaissance and valuation and riparian and stream assessments. Following the successful completion of this project, Nupqu was awarded the access development and clearing contract for the same area. As prime contractor, Nupqu was responsible for contract administration, project coordination, site safety, managing sub-contractors and ensuring project scope was completed on time and within budget. Sub-contractors were utilized for the mechanized clearing and road works, and Nupqu certified fallers and slashers, comprised primarily of Ktunaxa Nation citizens, completed all aspects of manual clearing, debris management and reclamation activities.

    Client: Waneta Expansion Limited Partnership


    Location: Trail, BC
    Time Period: 2012-2014

    Project Revenue: $1,500,000
    Dave Cochrane, Waneta Expansion Interconnection Project Manager, Fortis, BC.

     

    TransCanada Pipeline BC Summer Dig Program

    Client: TransCanada Pipelines & Ledcor Industrial Maintenance

    Location: East Kootenay
    Time Period: 1999 - Present

    Average Annual Revenue: $2,100,000
    Reference: Ken Mayrick, Project Manager, TransCanada

    Nupqu has provided TransCanada and Ledcor with various crew configurations, of up to 12 people, to undertake a wide range of tasks related to TransCanada’s on-going pipeline maintenance program. This work has been completed primarily by Ktunaxa Nation citizens and has provided members of the community the opportunity to develop capacity and skills sets related to the pipeline sector. Regular tasks included:

    • Hand exposing pipeline
    • Erosion Control
    • Reclamation of dig sites
    • Stream by-pass monitoring
    • Vegetation clearing and debris management
    • Danger tree assessment and falling
    • Site Security