by Jen Neville
Closing out 2013, construction crews continued to make progress on various parts of the Electrical District 5 – Palo Verde Hub project.
“We’ve had some challenges this last quarter with material deliveries taking longer than expected, but we are working through it. We are keeping a strong pace toward meeting our schedule,” said Todd Rhoades, ED5-PVH project manager.
The overall project remains on schedule and under budget by more than $3 million.
Here are recent accomplishments on the project through December 2013:
ED5 Substation construction:
Foundations 90% complete
Breakers and Instrument transformers are placed
Control building 99% complete
Cable trench placed
Substation steel 45% placed
Estimated completion: April 2014
Test Track Substation expansion:
Construction crews align the structure segment with the bolts that will connect it to its foundation. The structure is part of the Saguaro line that connects to ED5 Substation. (Photo by Ralph McCracken).
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