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Plans to replace Kugluktuk’s new power plant delayed – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on May 20, 202036 Views

20 May 2020

“However, unpredictable delays due to COVID-19 may be beyond our control,” says Qulliq Energy Corp.

The construction of a new diesel and solar power plant for Kugluktuk has been postponed, with its delivery now expected in late 2023.

The Qulliq Energy Corp. says it is moving forward with the hybrid diesel-solar power plant in the western Nunavut community, and that preliminary geotechnical work is now underway, but the completion date is now set for 2023, rather than 2021, said Qulliq’s president and CEO, Bruno Pereira.

“However, unpredictable delays due to COVID-19 may be beyond our control,” Pereira said in a statement to Nunatsiaq News.

In 2019, the QEC issued a public tender for this project, with most of the $31.4-million project to be completed by June 2021.

Read More: https://nunatsiaq.com/stories/article/nunavut-power-corp-pushes-kugluktuks-new-power-plant-ahead-by-two-years/

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