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Cambridge Bay New Power Plant and Bulk Fuel Storage Facility (149565)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: New
Proponent name: Megan Larose
Company: Qulliq Energy Corporation
Start Date: 2026-04-01
End Date: 2066-03-31
Operation Type: Annual
Project Description:
Qulliq Energy Corporation (QEC) is proposing to construct and operate a new power plant in the Hamlet of Cambridge Bay located in the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut (the Project). The proposed new power plant will include a five-engine generation facility (proposed generating capacity of 5,500 kilowatts), will be designed for a 40-year life, and incorporate new technology to improve reliability, efficiency, operation, and safety. Construction will include a fuel storage system consisting of a 90,000 litre double wall horizontal fuel tank, two vertical fuel tanks with 2 million litre capacity, secondary containment berm, and an approximately 400 metre long above ground fuel pipeline to connect to the PPD facility, and appropriate fuel pumping facilities. The site will also include space for a Quonset garage, concrete pad for transformers, storage for two sea cans, pole racks, and oil and glycol drum storage and containment. The proposed location for the new power plant is on the east side of Tank Farm Road (Road R36), approximately 2 kilometres (km) southwest of the Hamlet of Cambridge Bay, approximately 1 km east of the Cambridge Bay Airport, and approximately 400 metres northeast of the PPD bulk fuel storage facility.
Persons: 50
Days: 550
Project Map
List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
7847 point Cambridge Bay Proposed Power Plant (four corners)
7848 polygon Cambridge Bay Proposed Power Plant Lot (area)
Planning Regions:
Affected Areas and Land Types
Settlement Area
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Permanent Structures
Licensing Agencies
NIRB: Screening Decision Report
NAD: 0
NWB: Type B Licence
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Type Quantity Size Use
Back Hoe/Excavator 1 excavation, land development, foundation
Bull Dozer 1 civil works, grading
Compactor 1 foundation construction
Fork Lift 1 moving/transporting materials
Dump Truck 2 gravel/rock and other material transportation
Mobile Tower Crane 1 lift/place materials and equipment to height
Pile Boring Machine 1 pile construction
Tele-handler 1 lifting/moving materials
Concrete Mixer 2 mixing and pouring concrete
Welding/Steel Cutting Machine 2 welding
Truck Trailer 1 transporting materials
Generator 5 Five generators will be installed in the power plant with a generating capacity of 5,500 kilowatts
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Diesel 1 90000 Liters Fuel will be used to run the generators for the power plant. Fuel will be stored in an above ground horizontal fuel storage tank.
Diesel 2 2000000 Liters Fuel will be used to run the generators for the power plant. QEC bulk fuel supply. Fuel will be stored in vertical tanks within a secondary containment berm.
Diesel 1 0 Liters Fuel will be required during construction for all equipment used on site. Fuel storage and handling during construction will be the responsibility of the contractor. Details regarding the location and volume of fuel storage and location of equipment refueling during construction are not known at this time. The contractor will be required to have a fuel management plan.
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
solvent 4 205 Liters generator maintenance/operation
engine oil 16 205 Liters generator operation
propylene glycol 1 2000 Liters power plant operations, heat transfer
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
0 to be determined by contractor to be determined by contractor
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
Please refer to Table 4 of the attached Cambridge Bay New Power Plant Project Description.
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Combustible wastes unknown none Disposal of construction waste will be the responsibility of the contractor. If permitted by the Hamlet, some waste may be disposed of at the local landfill.
Combustible wastes unknown none During operations, QEC will dispose of domestic waste in the local landfill if permitted by the Hamlet. Waste that is not permitted in the local landfill will be shipped south as part of QECs annual waste shipment.
Hazardous waste 2460 litres none Amount of liquid waste during operation will vary annually. Waste fuel/glycol will be collected in drums, stored within secondary containment and shipped south for disposal.
Non-Combustible wastes 200 litres none Amount of non-combustible waste generated during operation will vary annually. Material will be stored in quatrex bags or other appropriate containment and shipped south for disposal.
Overburden (organic soil, waste material, tailings) unknown none Disposal of overburden and soil/rock excavated for power plant to be determined by the contractor in communication with the Hamlet. Volume to be determined. If possible, some overburden material may be used to build up other areas within the plant site.
Category: Imported geometry - proect geometry
Recieved: 2021-06-03
Originator: Megan Larose
Public Registry ID: 18734
Document Size: 4.5 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - Project description
Recieved: 2021-06-17
Originator: Megan Larose
Public Registry ID: 18776
Document Size: 4146.15 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2021-06-25
Originator: Solomon Amuno
Public Registry ID: 18791
Document Size: 217.8 Kb