DEXTRON has the capability to provide turnkey project services for transmission lines up to 500 kV. The Dextron engineering team has extensive experience in design, engineering, and application of fiber optic technology and wireless communication technology, permitting, and right-of-way acquisition and project management. All projects are produced to the same high standards. We have value added components to external projects because we also operate the system after it is installed, and we know what works effectively over the life of the project. Our services include:
Permitting & Environmental Assessment
Right of Way Acquisition
Project Comissioning and closeout
DEXTRON is able to offer total turnkey transmission project services, or any portions of the total package.
Our Transmission Engineering group has ample experience in the design and engineering of transmission lines. Our engineers and designers use state-of-the-art design tools. The line engineers work very closely with the structural engineers to ensure the most economic solutions for new transmission line construction as well as existing transmission line construction upgrades, which may include current or voltage increases. The deliverables of any design are complete with thorough material and construction specifications that reduce risk for the client as well as the material manufacturer or contractor, resulting in low delivered material costs and low final construction costs. Our engineering staff is also involved in national and international professional associations, which helps to spark fresh ideas and provides the most cost effective project solutions.
Our team has a department dedicated solely to the siting and permitting of transmission lines and substations. Many substations have been successfully sited, permitted and constructed in both rural and urban areas. When selecting substation sites, we consider surrounding land use, property owner issues, and natural resources and zoning requirements. We contact adjoining owners to resolve issues prior to public hearings held before the local zoning boards. We are familiar with presenting these projects to the localities for their approval, and with obtaining all the permits required for their construction. Through our years of experience we have discovered what will work for the selection of transmission line routes that are acceptable operationally and environmentally; yet, we remain aware that each project requires a fresh approach because issues can vary from region to region. There are basic routing principals that have been identified through experience that can be applied to all projects. However, we work closely with local governments and groups to determine what issues are important to them, and tailor the criteria used for route selection to ensure local concerns are considered. These route selection process results in a corridor or corridors that are more acceptable to the public and can be easily explained and defended before regulatory agencies.
Due to our large volume purchases and excellent relations with our suppliers, we can provide timely and cost effective material deliveries. We have material coordinators on staff that provides a vital link with the manufacturers during material production and delivery. Use our vast experience to obtain materials needed for any scale or component of a utility project. Given bill-of-material or engineering specifications, our group uses its many resources to have materials sequentially ready for construction-especially vital in preventing delays and keeping projects on schedule. Construction Management Our construction coordinators are experienced in construction management and provide quality and value to all projects. Their construction management experience will result in an installation on schedule and within budget. Quality control during construction will result in transmission lines and substations that will meet and often exceed electrical and mechanical performance criteria requirements.