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The Northwest Transmission Line

THE NORTHWEST TRANSMISSION LINE

The Northwest Transmission Line (NTL) is a 344-kilometre, 287-kilovolt transmission line between Skeena Substation (near Terrace) and a new substation to be built near Bob Quinn Lake. The estimated cost of the project is $404 million dollars. 

Pacific Bolt supplied A394 Type 1 Tower Bolts, A394 Type 0 Step Bolts, Pack Washers and Mounting Pins.

All of the bolts we supplied were made from domestic steel and were manufactured in Canada. We are proud to have been a part of this project and to have been the manufacturer that was able to supply a local project with all of the necessary fastener requirements.

By extending the BC Hydro transmission system into Northwest B.C., the NTL will also:
• Provide clean electricity so the new industrial developments in the region, like mines, will not have to rely on fossil fuel for their electricity needs.
• Provide a connection point to the electricity grid for new sources of clean electricity developed by Independent Power Producers (IPPs).
• Aid in connecting the community of Iskut, which relies on diesel generation, to the grid helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This will be done as a separate project.

In Northwest B.C., the lack of grid power is viewed by many as a barrier to economic growth. By providing a secure interconnection point to the grid, the NTL will attract new industrial developments, such as mines. These mines will support overall economic development by providing jobs, and encouraging the development of support services.