Air Liquide

Outdoor 25kV Substation and Indoor Fitout



  • Structured Cabling

Scope of Work

Completed: 2012

Owner: Air Liquide

This was a brand new 25kV substation and indoor fitout for the production and compression of liquid nitrogen for hydraulic fracturing. Houle was responsible for all the trays – creating supports and making them aesthetically pleasing. Houle wired everything including terminal cabinets and instrumentation.

Working only from hand sketches and pictures, Houle had to piece together used equipment from other facilities. Careful coordination with Air Liquide was needed to put the refurbished equipment back into place. Houle needed to overcome logistical challenges during procurement because the site was so remote. With French and English speaking members within Houle and Air Liquide, Houle had to overcome language barriers.

Despite the demanding construction schedule, Houle finished the project within three months. At peak labour, Houle had 20 workers on the site working seven days a week. There were zero safety claims for this project.