PIKANGIKUM, Ontario, Dec. 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cormorant Utility Services and its affiliates, PowerTel and EPTCON are proud to join our partners, Wataynikaneyap Power, in celebrating the completion of the Pikangikum Power Line Project to connect Pikangikum First Nation to the provincial power grid at Red Lake.

PowerTel and EPTCON wish to thank Wataynikaneyap Power for their vision, leadership and the privilege of participating in this landmark First Nation Project.  We are proud of the efforts of all our staff who were involved to complete this project on schedule to allow Pikangikum First Nation to be energized before Christmas 2018. We wish to acknowledge the great support from OSLP and recognize the involvement and leadership over the course of the project from Chief Dean Owen, Council Members and Elders.

We also want to thank all the local subcontractors for providing their services to the project, specifically Whitefeather Forest Management Corporation, Draco Energy Inc., the Windigo Expedition Partnership, First Nations Timber, and Obish Construction.  The working relationships we continue to build with First Nation partners across Ontario allow us to participate in projects that improve the quality of life by offering economic opportunities and services in those communities.

The Government of Canada and Services Canada should be congratulated for their commitment to fund this project.

Cormorant and its affiliates, PowerTel and EPTCON are among Canada's leading high voltage services contractors.  PowerTel has been engaged in infrastructure projects in First Nation communities since 1968. We continue to build on that legacy to be a trusted partner to First Nations in providing end to end power delivery services that create sustainable benefits for their people, while respecting the environment and their culture.

For more information or for further comment, please contact John MacKinnon or visit our website at www.cormorantutility.com

Contact Information:
John MacKinnon, Vice President, Business Development
jmackinnon@CormorantUtility.com
Phone: (705) 866-2825 or (902) 471-1205

About Cormorant Utility Services

Cormorant Utility Services provides comprehensive solutions to the utility power sector through four operating companies: PowerTel, EPTCON, OneLine Engineering, and PowerTraxx. At the core of the success of our companies is our ongoing commitment to safety and quality in every aspect of our work. Our expertise and experience create a broad suite of turn-key service offerings including:

  • Transmission and Distribution Engineering, Procurement, and Construction
  • Substation Engineering, Procurement and Construction
  • Underground Cable Engineering, Procurement, and Construction
  • Electrical Design, Testing, Commissioning, Refurbishment, and Maintenance
  • Design and Manufacturing of Prefabricated Substation P&C Buildings, Switchgear Buildings, SCADA Systems, and Inverter Buildings
  • Tracked Vehicle Manufacturing