Central Maine Power picks Quanta Services for transmission infrastructure

Houston, December 21, 2010 – Quanta Services secured a four-year contract with Central Maine Power Co. for the construction and expansion of about 200 miles of transmission infrastructure in central and western Maine.

The contract is part of CMP‘s Maine Power Reliability Program, a $1.54 billion program to modernize the company’s bulk power system and consequently address certain economic and environmental concerns of electricity customers statewide.

The Maine Power Reliability Program includes the construction of five new 345-kV substations and related facilities linked by about 440 miles of new transmission lines.

Quanta will be responsible for work on the central and western segments of the project, including the communities of Pownal, Lewiston, Windsor and Rumford.

Under the contract, Quanta intends to work in conjunction with a Maine-based contractor to provide comprehensive transmission construction services, including site preparation, foundations, right-of-way construction, structure installation and conductor installation. Pre-construction activities are expected to start in the first quarter of 2011 with completion projected by mid-2015.

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