in News Departments > Projects & Contracts
print the content item

Independent contractor Willbros Group Inc. has announced that two units of its Utility T&D segment have been awarded transmission construction projects in Texas.

Xcel Energy Services Inc., on behalf of its operating company, Southwestern Public Service Co., awarded Chapman Construction, a division of Willbros, the first 104 miles of a 200-mile single-circuit 345 kV transmission line project in the Texas Panhandle. Construction on the project is scheduled to commence toward the end of the second quarter, with wire installation in the last half of 2013.

In addition, Willbros T&D was awarded a contract by New Braunfels Utilities to remove 3.1 miles of existing line and install approximately 3.8 miles of new line. That project is scheduled to begin in February and will be completed by the end of May.

“We are very pleased to have the opportunity to work with New Braunfels Utilities and Xcel Energy to support their reliability and expansion efforts,” says Randy Harl, Willbros’ president and CEO. "These awards demonstrate progress toward our strategy to expand our transmission capabilities and presence in Texas and the surrounding states. We are seeing increased opportunities for both high- and low-voltage transmission construction, and these project awards position us to obtain additional work in this region."



Hse SandyHook
Latest Top Stories

Sensus Smart Meters Tied To More Overheating Incidents And Fires

SaskPower is investigating two new meter failures, and Portland General Electric is working to replace 70,000 Sensus units amid fire concerns.


SaskPower Halts Smart Meter Installations Following Fires

The Canadian utility has suspended its smart meter deployment as it investigates half a dozen fires associated with the meters.


New Study Underscores Value Of Customer Engagement, Ranks Most-Trusted U.S. Utilities

According to the report, which analyzes 125 utilities across the country, earning a customer's trust can lead to monetary gains.


Washington State Doles Out Cash For Utility Energy Storage Projects

Three utilities have been awarded millions of dollars in grants to explore energy storage technology that could help integrate renewable and improve the power grid.


Utilities Reveal Just How Much Customers Are Saving With Energy Efficiency Programs

Two U.S. utility companies have issued progress reports and solid numbers regarding their respective initiatives.

S&C Electric_id176
edf_id180