A primary wholesale provider of electricity in central Texas needed to complete a 34-mile rebuild of three sections of 138-kilovolt (kV) transmission line stretching along a route in Llano and Mason counties. Kleinfelder provided geotechnical and construction observation services for this fast-track project.
Kleinfelder’s innovative foundation system saved the client approximately $4 million. Construction was completed in 11 months, enabling the utility to energize the new transmission line ahead of schedule. By adapting the foundation design so rock anchors could be adjusted based on soil conditions, construction activities were performed with minimal ground disturbance and cleanup, minimizing the impact on local landowners.