High Voltage Transmission Line Repairs

Project Details

TUTOR PERINI AFFILIATES

Perini Management Services, Inc.
Prime Contractor
Contract Amount: $125 Million

OWNER
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Middle East District

LOCATION
Hartha to Al Kut, Iraq

ARCHITECT
Tetra Tech, Inc.
Power Engineers

SIZE
360 Kilometers

COMPLETION
2004

Project Description

Under a contingency contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Perini Management Services assessed and rehabilitated 360 kilometers of 400kV transmission line in southeastern Iraq as part of the Restore Iraqi Electricity Program. We replaced a majority of conductor cable along the line and replaced 330 of the 730 lattice steel towers, and  repaired many of the others. Perini  provided security guards to protect the equipment and installed work from sabotage, as well as to protect workers from hostile activities. The project was performed concurrently with four other projects under the program involving repairs to substations and turbine generators, and installation of two 63 MW power stations. 

Awards

Government Performance Evaluation - Outstanding

“The completion of the 360km Hartha to Kut high voltage transmission line, in particular, was a significant achievement as it was the longest power line, in the most remote area, and yet it was one of the first projects to be completed under the TF-RIE program.”
USACE Contracting Officer