The proposed Northern Pass high-voltage transmission line that will connect New Hampshire and the entire New England electricity grid will cross 192 miles. This distance equates to 2,816 football fields or 698 Empire State Buildings stacked end to end. And now we know who will run it.
From recent agreements, PAR Electrical Contractors, Inc (PAR) has been selected as the General Contractor for the Northern Pass. PAR will be responsible for the project’s schedule, contractors, material suppliers, cost control and overall project management. PAR is a subsidiary of Quanta Serivces, North America’s largest transmission and distribution specialty contractor.
M.J Electric, LLC (MJE), also a subsidiary of Quanta Services, will be working with ABB on the construction and engineering of the converter station. ABB’s objectives will be fabricating the underground DC cable and the converter station in Franklin, New Hampshire.
M.J. Electric, LLC is a Signatory Contractor. MJE is able to stay competitive in the marketplace by using the highly-trained members of Local 104 who also have training and extensive background knowledge in safety and quality practices.
Construction for the Northern Pass will begin after state and federal permits are secured. Costs are projected to hit $1.6 billion and is slated to begin in 2017 and be operational in 2019. IBEW 104 is looking forward to working through 2019 on this extensive project.