A specialty contractor serving the U.S. electrical infrastructure market says it has a contract with Cross Texas Transmission to construct about 235 miles of 345-kV transmission line in Texas. The $160 million project is part of the Competitive Renewable Energy Zone (CREZ) initiative which is being developed to integrate additional renewable energy and increase system reliability throughout the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT).
Under the contract, MYR Transmission Services will provide construction management, material procurement, and construction services including right-of-way clearing, environmental controls, foundation installation, structure installation, and conductor stringing. Planning has begun and construction is expected to begin in the fall of 2011 with an expected completion date of spring of 2013. “This project will help move electricity generated by renewable energy resources in the Panhandle of Texas to millions of clients throughout the state and, at the same time, provide transmission infrastructure to serve the long-term needs of Texas,” said MYR CEO William A. Koertner.
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