S.W.COLE provided numerous services, including geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing, geo-environmental services and environmental testing, on the $1.5B electrical transmission line upgrade project known as the Maine Power Reliability Project (MPRP). Our services were retained at different times in the project’s many different construction phases to different entities working on the project, including engineering firms, general contractors, electrical contractors and construction management firms.
The Central Maine Power project started construction in 2010 after years of intensive studies led CMP to conclude that extensive improvements were needed to Maine’s energy infrastructure. With a goal to “strengthen and expand Maine’s electric grid through upgrades to the existing system and the construction of new high-voltage transmission lines and substations from Eliot to Orrington,” the project has benefited the state of Maine in many ways. It has employed more than 2,500 people, required the services of more than 175 businesses and provided more than $20M in property tax revenue to local municipalities and the state.
Over the course of five years, S.W.COLE provided our services on many aspects of the project, including substation site selection, substation construction, electrical tower selection, tower construction, transformer foundations, access road construction and nearby affected roadways.
To learn more about MPRP, please visit CMP’s website about the project.