Eagle Gold Transmission Connection
The Eagle Gold Transmission Connection project involved building one of the substations along the Stewart to Keno Transmission Project, S258 McQuesten, and connecting multiple transmission lines into the facility — including an existing 69 kV line, a 33 km single-circuit 138 kV line and the 69 kV Eagle Gold feeder — to supply Victoria Gold’s Eagle Gold mining project in Dublin Gulch located approximately 375 km north of Whitehorse. Eagle Gold is the largest, most advanced gold mine in the Yukon and employs over 350 people.
ATCO’s role in this massive endeavor was to energize the project by completing the substation and line infrastructure prior to the gold mine going into production and ATCO delivered. ATCO’s perspective as a utility owner and ability to adapt to difficult circumstances in Northern terrain was instrumental in meeting the client’s requirements, despite a major mid-project pivot. Having an experienced team allowed us to identify cost, schedule and quality risks associated with ice-rich permafrost at the original site. We helped locate a new site, obtain approvals, and completed the new design in a matter of weeks by working extended hours and coordinating directly with each project stakeholder.
ATCO was successful in bringing together different stakeholder perspectives to ultimately deliver the right solution that met their needs. In balancing industry priorities with those of the general public, ATCO was able to implement a solution that supplies reliable electricity to the Eagle Gold mine while successfully upgrading critical infrastructure that provides long-term benefits to the community.
Our attention and flexibility enabled Eagle Gold to power their massive operations and build momentum for a new chapter of gold mining in the Yukon. ATCO delivered that energy infrastructure — on time and on budget.
Client: Victoria Gold
Category: EPC, Transmission & Distribution