Emera Newfoundland & Labrador (ENL) is building and will own a 500 MW +/- 200kV HVDC transmission project; the Maritime Link, between the island of Newfoundland (NL) and Nova Scotia (NS). This project includes two 170 kilometre subsea cables and approximately 400 kilometres of overhead transmission line.
ENL is currently seeking Expressions of Interests (EOI) from companies with extensive experience to conduct a Marine Ecological and Physical Characterization of the Cable Route as part of follow-up and permitting commitments for the Maritime Link Project. More specifically this includes, but is not limited to:
- The scope of services includes a desktop characterization of marine benthic ecology and physical habitat within the subsea cable corridor. This includes benthic communities and habitat along the submarine cable route located below the sub-tidal zones (i.e. at depths greater than 12 m in Nova Scotia and greater than 20 m in Newfoundland) and species of conservation concern as well as identifying potential physical constraints.
The intent of this activity is to identify companies interested in participating in this procurement process and to ensure the Request for Proposal reflects applicable input from potential service providers. Companies interested in participating in this procurement process are required to complete and submit the EOI questionnaire to ENL by 3 p.m. NDT on Monday, July 7, 2014.
ENL is committed to meeting our obligations under the Benefits M.O.U. between the governments of NL and NS and to ensuring Gender Equity & Diversity opportunities are optimized.