Quanta Services, Inc. announced that ATCO Electric has selected Valard Construction, a Quanta Services company, to install transmission infrastructure for ATCO Electric's Hanna Region Transmission Development project. Under the terms of the contract, Valard will install approximately 240 km of 240-kV transmission infrastructure in the Hanna region of southeast Alberta, Canada. Valard crews have been mobilized to begin construction on the project, which is expected to be completed in 2013.

"Valard has provided electrical infrastructure services to ATCO Electric for a number of years and we look forward to another safe and successful project," said Jim O'Neil, president and chief executive officer of Quanta Services.

Based in Edmonton, Alberta, Valard Construction is a full-service engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor, skilled in providing turnkey solutions for power system requirements. Valard was founded in 1978 and is comprised of a workforce of 1,200 trades-related people, 600 pieces of dedicated utility equipment and an experienced management team.