June 7, 2016 - American Electric Power has awarded three EPC contracts to the team of Sargent & Lundy LLC and EC Source for substation and transmission line upgrade projects. For the execution of these projects, the firms are performing as the Joint Venture entity called ECSL. Sargent & Lundy is providing the project management and engineering & design for these projects. EC Source is providing the construction and construction management.
The Alexandria Area Improvements Project near Muncie, Ind., is being implemented to provide voltage support and to upgrade or replace existing aging infrastructure at several substations. The scope includes two new greenfield substations, major modifications at three substations, various modifications at five substations, and complete retirement of three substations. The engineering work kicked off this spring and will continue through early 2017; construction starts in late 2016 and continues through June 2018.
The Longview Heights to Marshall Project near Longview, Tex., is being implemented to address potential overload of the existing 69-kV line during outages of interconnecting lines. The overload issue will be resolved by rebuilding the 17.8-mile transmission line from the Longview Heights substation to the Marshall substation. The scope also includes various upgrades and modifications at both substations. The engineering work began in spring 2016 and will continue through early 2017. Construction starts in late 2016 and continues through March 2018.
The Sister Lakes Upgrades Project near Hartford, Mich., is being implemented to address low voltage issues identified in the near future, along with providing more dependable looped service to two existing substations and an industrial customer. The scope includes two new greenfield substations and approximately 21 miles of rebuild and new transmission line. The engineering work began in June 2015 and will continue through mid-2016. Construction starts in October 2016 and continues through December 2017.
For information about EC Source, go to ecsourceservices.com.
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