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Maritime Electric will receive P.E.I. engineering achievement award March 7

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CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – Maritime Electric will be recognized this week with an award for its engineering achievement on the P.E.I.-New Brunswick interconnection upgrade project.

The electric utility will receive the Engineers P.E.I. Lieutenant-Governors Award for Engineering Achievement on Wednesday during a ceremony at Fannigbank at 7 p.m.

Maritime Electric set an ambitious schedule to have the subsea power cables commissioned and in service by the end of 2016, and “exerted considerable effort towards completing the necessary environmental studies and associated public meetings,” said Engineers P.E.I.  

Project details were continuously modified to alleviate issues that arose. Despite the aggressive timeline, the complexity and the challenges, the project was completed only slightly behind schedule and within budget.

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“With the completion of the project, it is anticipated that P.E.I. will continue to realize the benefits of being connected to the regional grid and Islanders should have ready access to affordable and reliable electricity for at least the next 40 years,” said the organization.

The Engineers P.E.I. Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Engineering Achievement is presented annually during National Engineering Month, to an individual, team, company, government department or consortium of professional engineers.

The project should enhance the image of the profession, show economic benefit and highlight engineering leadership in the practice of engineering.

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