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  • Wataynikaneyap Power selects PowerTel as General Contractor for the Pikangikum Powerline Project

    THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO (Marketwired – November 30, 2017) – Wataynikaneyap Power announced today the selection of PowerTel Utilities Contractors Ltd. (“PowerTel”) as the contractor to build the 117 km Pikangikum Power Line Project, which will connect Pikangikum First Nation to … Read More

  • PowerTel Joins Columbus Utility Services

    PowerTel is pleased to announce that it has become a part of Columbus Utility Services, a group of companies that provides comprehensive solutions to the utility power sector. At the core of the success of our companies is our ongoing … Read More

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  • PowerTel Awarded Construction of 6 High Voltage Stations for Cochrane Solar

    PowerTel Utilities Contractors Limited was awarded the contract to complete the construction of the high voltage stations at Northland Power’s Cochrane Solar Farm. PowerTel is contracted to Ganotec Inc., based in Milton, Ontario. This project consists of 6 high voltage … Read More


    2014 brought some major change to the PowerTel institution: PowerTel’s ownership changed Founded in 1968 by Clary Gatien and Herb Krueger, PowerTel remained wholly owned by the original founders’ sons until January 2, 2014. Wayne and Dean Gatien and Mike … Read More

  • Dufferin Wind Farm 230kV Transmission Line Project Energized

    PowerTel removed grounds and handed over control of the newly completed Dufferin Wind Farm Transmission Line to Longyuan Power on October 24, 2014. On October 25, the line was energized. This transmission line will carry power from the 100MW wind … Read More

  • Norman GS Substation Successfully Energized

    The PowerTel built substation at Norman Generating Station in Kenora, Ontario was energized today. PowerTel completed full EPC services on this station for H2O Power LP, and was responsible for redirecting the incoming 115kV transmission lines. The new lines had … Read More

  • McLean’s Mountain Wind Farm Successfully Energized

    The 10 km 115kV transmission line and 3 high-voltage stations were energized this week for Northland Power’s McLean’s Mountain Wind Farm. PowerTel was subcontracted to H.B White Canada Corporation to work on all 4 components of this challenging build. With … Read More

  • PowerTel Awarded Dufferin Wind Farm Transmission Line and Transition Stations

    PowerTel Utilities Contractors Limited was awarded the installation of the 47km of overhead 230 kV Transmission Linefor the Dufferin Wind Farm near Shelburne, Ontario. PowerTel is contracted directly to the developer, Longyuan Canada Renewables Ltd. Construction is scheduled to begin … Read More

  • PowerTel Opens Permanent Office in Atlantic Canada

    Wayne Gatien, President of PowerTel Utilities Contractors Limited, is pleased to announce that we have opened a permanent office and base of operations in Atlantic Canada. PowerTel has a long history of working on the East Coast, having built new … Read More