E13-116 Marine Habitat Utilization Study - CONTRACT AWARDED

Emera Newfoundland & Labrador (ENL) intends to build and own a 500 MW +/- 200kV HVDC transmission project between the island of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, including a 170 kilometre subsea cable and approximately 400 kilometres of overhead line.

ENL is currently seeking Expressions of Interests (EOI) from companies with extensive experience to conduct a Marine Habitat Utilization Study as part of follow-up and permitting commitments for the Maritime Link Project.

The scope of services includes, but is not limited to the design and execution of a survey program, incorporating industry and regulator accepted best practices and methodologies, in completing crab and lobster habitat utilization studies along the subsea cable route between Newfoundland and Nova Scotia and lobster habitat utilization studies in relation to the grounding facilities on the island of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. 

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 Wednesday May 29, 2013.

ENL is committed to respecting the interprovincial agreement on benefits between NS and NL as well ensuring Gender Equity & Diversity opportunities are optimized.