BC Hydro – Merritt Transmission Lines

What the Client Said

“The Lower Nicola Indian Band has been involved in numerous joint venture projects with LNB Construction Inc. since 2012. During this time, we have found LNB Construction to be committed to growing the partnership and expanding the opportunities available to both the Band and members of the community. Most recently, we have been working with LNB Construction on all phases of the Merritt Area Transmission (MAT) Project for BC Hydro. Throughout this project we have found the team at LNB to be committed to working in partnership with us in order to provide BC Hydro with a high quality, well managed project. ”

Todd Chamberlain, Natural Resources Manager, Lower Nicola Indian Band

In 2014, LNB partnered with the Lower Nicola Indian Band for two BC Hydro Transmission Line Projects in Merritt BC.
Together the projects involved the construction of approximately 40 km of new access roads, upgrading of 90 km of existing roads and the clearing of 200 hectares.
LNB’s GPS equipped excavators and Dozers supported by Rock Trucks complemented the fleet of equipment on site.

  • Joint Venture partnering on the project resulted in the employment of many local First Nations sub-contractors and employees as well as the use of Aboriginally owned equipment
  • Full complement of crew and equipment allowed for quick reactions to various scope and design changes that arose during the project
  • More than 200 hectares cleared with 40 km of new road and 90 km of resurfacing of existing roads
  • Installation of approximately 3,000 lm of culverts
  • More than 11,500 man-hours with no lost time incidents