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Strait of Belle Isle - Geotechnical Program

Supporting the development of sustainable energy solutions

  • 2770

    Metres Drilled

  • 27KM

    Across the Strait

  • $1.9B

    Estimated Income

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Newfoundland and Labrador

Clean, renewable energy

The Lower Churchill Project has the potential to generate 824 megawatts of hydroelectric power to Newfoundland and Labrador and markets beyond. In support of this project, we provided geotechnical engineering services for the feasibility assessment of a subsea tunnel that would link the island of Newfoundland with mainland Labrador, and accommodate power transmission to larger populations.

Throughout the project, we provided drill supervision, permeability testing, detailed core logging, field testing, and coordination of laboratory testing. Our teams worked together at remote sites on both the Newfoundland and Labrador coasts. In total, six oriented boreholes were successfully advanced to a maximum depth of 955 m at inclinations of 75 - 30 degrees from horizontal, extending beneath the Strait of Belle Isle.

In cooperation with SNC-Lavalin, we completed all associated reporting on the geotechnical services for contribution to the final program report, submitted to Nalcor Energy. 

At a Glance

Meet Our Team

Lorne Boone, Principal, Environmental Services

Helping clients achieve success while following my passion for geology and geotechnical engineering is a rewarding combination.
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Stephen Grainger, Director of Business Development, Materials

Developing solutions and inspiring the team to succeed is most rewarding part of my work.
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Maureen Matthew, Engineering Geologist

Partnering with people and disciplines throughout Stantec is the best part of my job. We are as good as the team we work with.

Lorne Boone

Principal, Environmental Services

Stephen Grainger

Director of Business Development, Materials

Maureen Matthew

Engineering Geologist

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