Nexans, a worldwide expert in the cable industry, is poised to deliver the subsea power cable for the new Maritime Link Project enabling access to Newfoundland & Labrador’s energy potential for Atlantic Canada and beyond,.
The Project will include two 170 km subsea cables across the Cabot Strait, with almost 50 km of overland transmission in Nova Scotia and close to another 300 km of overland transmission on the island of Newfoundland. While shore based construction of the Nova Scotia and Newfoundland sites are nearing completion, the installation of the 500-megawatt high-voltage transmission line that will bring electricity from the Muskrat Falls generating facility on the Churchill River in Labrador to Nova Scotia, is expected to begin in Spring 2017.
A huge consortium of shipping lines is going to be sending more container vessels to the Ceres Group’s Fairview Cove Container Terminal at the Port of Halifax.
The Alliance — made up of Hapag-Lloyd, K Line, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Nippon Yusen Kaisha, and Yang Ming shipping lines — is adding a new route. It will see container vessels from the Western Mediterranean call on the Port of Halifax as their first stop in North America.