400 MW Wind Collection, Substation & Transmission Project

Project Description

Capacity: 400 MW
Year Commissioned:  2019

RRC provided electrical services to a 400 MW wind project located in the Midwest. The facility consists of 163 Vestas V120 (2.2 MW) and 12 Vestas V112 (3.45 MW) wind turbine generators on sixteen (16) collector circuits split evenly between a North and South substation. When completed, the project will be the largest in the state. RRC’s scope included the transmission line design, substation design, SCADA system design, collector system, geotechnical work for the transmission line, and WTG foundation design. The 18-mile 345 kV transmission line is supported by engineered tubular steel poles with drilled pier foundations and direct embedment. The conductor arrangement is bundled. The design included full OPGW communication details. It is broken into two sub-sections with a substation in between. RRC and their partner provided the full construction package to procure and construct the line and provided construction support during construction.

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Birds of Prey Substation

Project Description

Location:   Reeves County, Texas

RRC provided land surveying, civil engineering, and geotechnical engineering services for this substation project. RRC performed a topographic survey of the project site and developed overall site grading and drainage plans, excavation and fill notes, site access, and construction and testing requirements. The geotechnical department performed a field Earth Electrical Resistivity (ER) Survey.

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Worsham Substation

Project Description

Location: Reeves County, Texas

RRC provided land surveying, civil engineering, and geotechnical engineering services for the Worsham Substation project. RRC performed a topographic survey of the proposed substation site, overall site grading and drainage plan with erosion control details, excavation and fill notes, site access, existing utilities, construction and testing requirements, and a field Earth Electrical Resistivity (ER) Survey.

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Arroyo Substation Project

Project Description

Location:  Las Cruces, New Mexico

RRC provided the substation grounding analysis and ground design for this project located in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Deliverables included a detailed grounding report, detailed ground plan, grounding details and connections, and a bill of materials. Additional services included updating deliverables after expansion of the substation.

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Midland, Texas Substation Projects

Project Description

Location:   Midland, Texas

RRC provided substation grounding analysis and ground design for two substation projects in Midland, Texas. Deliverables included a detailed grounding report and WinIGS plots showing the proposed ground grid additions and required conductor spacing.