Project Development Coordination

InterGroup provides project management and coordination between legal, engineering, environmental, financial, and regulatory service providers as required during initial project planning, licensing, contracting and construction.

Mayo B Generating Station

Client
Yukon Energy Corporation (Yukon)

Dates
2008 - 2011

Team
Cam Osler, Patrick Bowman, Nancy LeBlond, Mona Pollitt-Smith, Research Staff

InterGroup provided overall project management throughout the planning phases of the project coordination planning and licensing activities leading to the construction of the project, including Environmental Assessment (YESAB) as well as permits (DFO, Navigable Waters and licensing under the Yukon Waters Act and Energy Project Certificate and Energy Operation Certificate under Part 3 of the Public Utilities Act).

During the planning phase of the project, InterGroup worked with Yukon Energy, its legal counsel and project engineers to identify and negotiate commercial terms and to finalize an innovative target price contract framework with the alliance construction contractor (Kiewit) to help manage overall costs and risks. InterGroup also provided technical support and advice during the negotiation of a Project Agreement with the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun.

Aside from project planning activities, InterGroup also participated on the Project Steering Committee for ongoing oversight of project implementation activities through the construction phases of the project.

For more info contact: Cam Osler, Mona Pollitt-Smith


Bluefish Dam

Client
NWT Power Corporation (NWT)

Dates
2010 - 2011

Team
Patrick Bowman, Hayitbay Mahmudov, Research Staff

InterGroup participated as member of the project management team for this challenging dam rebuild project – team responsibilities included tendering, economic analysis, rate impacts, environmental permitting.

InterGroup helped develop and deliver an innovative target price contract framework to help manage overall costs and risks, and achieve design improvements.

At the time InterGroup was retained, the project was estimated to be 150% over budget with risks of being one year late a collaborative approach with contractors and regulators brought the project back on schedule and achieved significant savings, while also reducing risks and delivering a higher quality project.

For more info contact: Patrick Bowman, Hayitbay Mahmudov


Carmacks-Stewart Transmission Project

Client
Yukon Energy Corporation (Yukon)

Dates
2005 - 2007

Team
Cam Osler, Mona Pollitt-Smith, Research Staff

The Carmacks-Stewart/Minto Spur Transmission Line Project was the first Project to be reviewed by the Executive Committee under the Yukon Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment Act process, which at the time was new environmental assessment legislation in Yukon. InterGroup managed the socio-economic assessment and overall regulatory approval filings for the Project, and was the lead on undertaking public engagement activities associated with the site selection and final routing of the Project. The Project successfully concluded the licensing process, resulting in connecting the Minto mine to the hydro grid and subsequently connecting Yukon Energy’s two original power grids.

For more info contact: Cam Osler, Mona Pollitt-Smith


Red River Floodway Expansion Project Development

Client
Manitoba Floodway Authority (Manitoba)

Dates
2000-2003

Team
Cam Osler, John Osler, Andrew McLaren, Denis De Pape, Research Staff

In 2000/2001 InterGroup participated in a study, led by KGS Group, to examine two options for improving flood protection for the City of Winnipeg: the Floodway Expansion and the Ste. Agathe Detention Structure. InterGroup completed the preliminary socio-economic screening of the potential options and identified socio-economic benefits and challenges associated with each option. InterGroup also participated in public meetings held by the Clean Environment Commission on the results of the study. The study and the results of the public consultations led to an all parties committee of the Manitoba legislature agreeing that the Floodway Expansion was the preferred flood protection option for Winnipeg.

InterGroup completed the socio-economic effects assessment and public involvement program for the Red River Floodway Expansion Project.The Project was one of the largest public infrastructure projects ever undertaken in Manitoba, with an initial budget of over $600 million. The Project involved major upgrades and expansions to the existing 48km Red River Floodway, replacement and upgrade of rail and road bridge crossings, improvement to the inlet and outlet control works and expansion of the west dike.

InterGroup provided expert witness testimony on environmental assessment approach and methods, socio-economic effects and public involvement at the Clean Environment Commission hearing for the project.

For more info contact: Andrew McLaren