Quanta Services has announced that it was selected by American Electric Power (AEP) to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) solutions for the Wind Catcher Generation Tie Line (Wind Catcher Tie Line). The Wind Catcher Tie Line consists of approximately 350 miles of a single circuit 765kV power line located between Guymon and Tulsa, Oklahoma, and two new substations.
Quanta will provide turnkey EPC services for the entire project. Once completed, the Wind Catcher Tie Line would deliver energy from the Wind Catcher wind farm in western Oklahoma to customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. Quanta is providing early-phase project support services to AEP. Subject to AEP obtaining state and federal regulatory approvals, which are required for the Wind Catcher Tie Line project, Quanta expects construction to begin in the later part of 2018, with completion expected in late 2020.