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sabetha

Location:

  • Sabetha, KS

Type of Services:

  • Electrical
  • General Contractor
  • Utility

Markets Served:

  • Government

Trades/Technicians/
Professionals:

  • Linemen

City of Sabetha
Overhead distribution facilities

Sabetha is a rural town in Northeast Kansas. The City of Sabetha operates a territorial electric system serving not only the city but also a territory approximately six miles wide east and west and eighteen miles long north and south. The City operates their own power generating plant with eleven dual fuel generator units. The capacity of the plant is 18,000 kwh. During the peak summer months, the plant generally operates about 13,000 kwh. In addition there is an interconnect with KPL to insure uninterrupted service.

Black & McDonald was awarded a contract with the City of Sabetha, KS to rebuild 1.5 miles of existing 3 phase overhead distribution facilities and add a new spacer cable circuit to the new poles. Black & McDonald's scope of work on the project consisted of installing 24,468ft of spacer cable, 26,118ft of existing 3 phase cable replaced with new, and 55 poles replaced or modified.

city of independence

Location:

  • Independence, MO

Type of Services:

  • Electrical
  • General Contractor
  • Utility

Markets Served:

  • Utilities

Trades/Technicians/
Professionals:

  • Linemen

City of Independence Transmission Line Rebuild Shrank Road, Independence

Independence, Missouri, is a suburb of Kansas City and is the fourth largest city in the state of Missouri. Independence power and Light (IPL) serves more than 50,000 customers within the City of Independence. IPL maintains and operates 12 generating units, 13 major substations and more than 650 miles of power lines.

Black & McDonald's scope of work on the project consisted of replacing approximately 2 miles of existing 69kV transmission line and distribution underbuild from wood poles to new steel poles (~26 structures), installing 4 concrete drilled shaft foundations, transferring 43,500ft of transmission conductor to new structures, removing 20,300ft of transmission conductor, and 20,925ft of new transmission conductor installed.

independence power

Location:

  • Independence, MO

Type of Services:

  • Electrical
  • General Contractor
  • Utility

Markets Served:

    • Utilities

Trades/Technicians/
Professionals:

  • Linemen

Independence Power & Light Transmission Pole Relocation, 161kV

Independence, Missouri, is a suburb of Kansas City and is the fourth largest city in the state of Missouri. Independence Power and Light (IPL) serves more than 50,000 customers within the City of Independence. IPL maintains and operates 12 generating units, 13 major substations and more than 650 miles of power lines.

Black & McDonald's scope of work on the project consisted of demolishing the old drilled shaft, installing a new drilled shaft and relocating the running angle 161kV transmission structure.


kansas city troost

Location:

  • Kansas City, KS

Type of Services:

  • Electrical
  • General Contractor
  • Utility

Markets Served:

  • Government

Trades/Technicians/
Professionals:

  • Linemen

Kansas City Power & Light - Troost Ave. Transmission Line

As an investor-owned, regulated electric utility, Kansas City Power & Light serves more than 800,000 customers in 47 northwest Missouri and eastern Kansas counties. With a service area of about 18,000 square miles, it takes more than 3,000 miles of transmission lines, 24,000 miles of distribution lines and more than 400 substations to deliver power to all the customers.

Black & McDonald was awarded a contract with KCP&L to cut in the 161kV Transmission Line to the new Troost Avenue substation. Black & McDonald's scope of work on the project consisted of installing 5 new steel transmission structures and installing conductor to the crawl down structures in the new Troost substation.




bank of america

Location:

  • Kansas City, MO

Type of Services:

  • Electrical
  • General Contractor
  • Utility

Markets Served:

  • Commercial
  • Financial

Trades/Technicians/
Professionals:

  • Linemen

Bank of America substation
Bank of America, Kansas City

Bank of America is an American multinational banking and financial services corporation headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. It is the second largest bank holding company in the United States by assets.

Black & McDonald was awarded a contract with Kansas City Power & Light to cut in the 161kV Transmission Line to the new Bank of America Substation. Black & McDonald's scope of work on the project consisted of installing 7 new steel transmission structures, 4 foundations for the transmission structures, and installing conductors to the crawl down structures in the new Bank of American substation.

city of harrisonvill

Location:

  • Harrisonville, MO

Type of Services:

  • Electrical
  • General Contractor

Markets Served:

  • Government
  • Utilities

Trades/Technicians/
Professionals:

  • Linemen

City of Harrisonville Hwy 291 Electric Distribution Relocation Hwy 291 modification

Harrisonville is located just southeast of Kansas City and has a population in excess of 10,000 people.

Black & McDonald was awarded a contract with the City of Harrisonville, MO to relocate electric facilities due to the Hwy 291 modifications in the city. Black & McDonald's scope of work on the project consisted of replacing, installing, or modifying 20 distribution poles, installing four padmount transformers, installing 4 sectionalizing cabinets, installing ~7,750ft of underground duct, installing ~5,700ft of underground primary and secondary power cables, and removing all of the old overhead electric lines after the cutover to the new underground was completed.

consumer energy storm repair

Location:

  • Lower Peninsula, MI

Type of Services:

  • Electrical
  • General Contractor
  • Utility

Markets Served:

    • Utilities

Trades/Technicians/
Professionals:

  • Linemen

Consumers Energy Storm Repair
Utility Poles

Consumers Energy is Michigan's second-largest electric and natural gas utility, providing service to more than 6 million of the state's 10 million residents in all 68 counties in the Lower Peninsula.

Black & McDonald was contracted by Consumers Energy to help in the relief efforts for a winter storm that hit their service territory. Black & McDonald sent six (6) four (4) man line crews to perform construction and repair work on the damaged distribution system.

BNSF

Location:

  • Kansas City, KS

Type of Services:

  • Electrical
  • Utility

Markets Served:

  • Transportation & Cargo

Trades/Technicians/
Professionals:

  • Electricians
  • General Laborers
  • Linemen

BNSF Railway Freight Yard- Replace Electrical Argentine Freight Yard

The BNSF Railway is one of the largest freight railroad networks in North America, second to the Union Pacific Railroad, and is one of seven North American Class I railroads. It has 44,000 employees, 32,500 miles of track in 28 states, and over 8,000 locomotives. It has three transcontinental routes that provide rail links between the western and eastern United States. BNSF trains traveled over 169 million miles in 2010, more than any other North American railroad. The BNSF and UP have a duopoly on all transcontinental freight rail lines in the Western U.S. and share trackage rights over thousands of miles of track. According to corporate press releases, the BNSF Railway is among the top transporters of intermodal freight in North America. It also hauls bulk cargo. For instance, the railroad hauls enough coal to generate roughly ten percent of the electricity produced in the United States.

Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, the railroad is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

Black & McDonald was awarded a contract with the General Contractor, Clarkson Construction, on this project. We were to relocate electric facilities for the BNSF Argentine, Kansas Freight Yard. Specifically, the scope consisted of replacing, installing, or modifying 10 distribution poles, installing 6,815ft of underground duct, installing 4,860 ft. of underground primary and secondary power cables and installing 8,180 ft. of overhead primary and secondary cables.

After the cutover to the new overhead and underground was completed, we removed all the old overhead electric lines.

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