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. Kiewit is providing development and permitting support, engineering, and construction services for the Rock Island Clean Line transmission line project. Clean Line and Kiewit are committed to sourcing materials from local suppliers in the project area and working with local companies and local vendors on the Rock Island Clean Line whenever possible; Kiewit’s experience working with local labor will help Clean Line broaden the economic impact in both Iowa and Illinois.
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.
Clean Line Energy has an agreement that designates Southwire as the preferred supplier for the overhead transmission cable for the Rock Island Clean Line. The agreement anticipates that the cable will be produced from Southwire’s facility in Flora, Illinois, and results from the strong support of the State of Illinois for renewable energy development. Clean Line’s potential future supply order from Southwire could be worth $70 million or more depending on commodity prices and other variables. Southwire’s Flora, Illinois plant has over 40 years of experience in the design and manufacturing of transmission cable. The plant currently has more than 100 employees in Illinois. In order to align with Clean Line’s construction schedule, the Flora, Illinois, facility expects to produce cable over a 12 to 14 month period of time. Construction of the Rock Island Clean Line could begin as early as 2014 and may continue over the next few years.