Clean Line has an agreement with Fluor Corporation to provide development support and engineering, procurement and construction services (EPC) for the Plains & Eastern Clean Line. Under the agreement, Fluor—with Pike Electric Corporation as a subcontractor—will provide initial permitting and development support services for the transmission line project. After the project has received all permits and regulatory and financial approvals, the agreement contemplates that Fluor and Pike will provide the full EPC services for the approximately 800-mile overhead direct current transmission line, which will allow for the delivery of 3,500 megawatts of power and interconnect approximately $7 billion of new clean energy projects.
Clean Line Energy has agreed to purchase cable manufactured at General Cable’s Malvern, Arkansas, facility for its Plains & Eastern Clean Line. The Plains & Eastern Clean Line is expected to use approximately 25 million conductor feet of conductor, which is expected to span over 800 miles. The supply order for the Plains & Eastern Clean Line could be worth $100 million or more depending on commodity prices. General Cable’s Malvern plant currently has 152 employees and has 330,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space on an 80-acre site.
Clean Line selected Kiewit as its EPC Alliance Partner for the Rock Island Clean Line, and the two parties have entered into a development agreement. Under the agreement, Kiewit will provide development support and construction management services for the project. Kiewit has extensive experience in using local content and local labor for construction projects, which was a key criterion in Clean Line’s selection process. In late 2011, Clean Line and Kiewit co-hosted several local business open houses in Illinois to introduce local companies to the Rock Island Clean Line and to explore opportunities to utilize them for the construction of the project.
Clean Line has an agreement in place with Pelco Structural LLC (Pelco) by which Pelco will be a preferred supplier for the tubular steel transmission structures that will be used for the Plains & Eastern Clean Line transmission line project. Under the agreement, Pelco will supply structures from its facility with approximately 100 employees in Claremore, Oklahoma. Pelco will make engineering resources available to aid in design of structures and support ongoing development and construction efforts for the Plains & Eastern Clean Line. Clean Line's potential future supply order from Pelco could be worth $300 million or more depending on commodity prices and the amount of structures purchased.
Clean Line Energy has an exclusive agreement with Siemens to provide direct current technology solutions for the Rock Island Clean Line transmission project. In addition to providing detailed technical expertise to the development team, Siemens and Clean Line will work together to develop, design, and implement the HVDC converter stations, where the direct current will be converted to alternating current and vice-versa. Siemens, already a key participant in the Iowa wind industry with a manufacturing facility in Fort Madison, is a natural fit to provide technical services for this major infrastructure project.