Our Client: Ellis Don (CM)

Project Snapshot

True North Electrical Solutions Limited has been created as a joint partnership company to work with Ellis Don in development of the Canada High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut.

True North brings together the best practices and expertise of two world-class electrical contracting companies – Birnie Electric Limited and Ryfan Electric Limited – to successfully meet the unique and complex challenges presented in the Canadian Arctic.

CHARS will be a year-round, multi-disciplinary facility located just minutes from the centre of the community. The Centre will house laboratories, a technology and development centre, a traditional knowledge space, office space, meeting space and housing and accommodation.

Completion Date

October 2017

Construction Cost

Overall: $144 million
Electrical: $10.5 million

Contribution to Success

Our experienced design team worked closely with Ellis Don to provide a solution that can be executed in the challenging conditions of working in the Arctic while meeting the stringent design standards of a research laboratory.

Client References

General Contractor
Mike Ray
Construction Manager
E: mray@ellisdon.com

Consultant
SNC Lavalin
Kristina Golovanova
1-514-393-8000

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