Cedar Falls Utilities moves forward with substation construction
The Cedar Falls Utilities board of trustees has approved the construction of foundations and substation equipment related to installing a new electrical transformer.
A $647,000 contract was awarded to Harold K. Scholz Co. for construction of foundations and substation equipment. The project will add a second distribution transformer for the municipal utility at the Union Road substation. The Nebraska-based company submitted the only proposal in last month’s bid opening.
Bill Skubal, director of the electric, gas and water operations, said the single bid probably relates to a lot of substation work underway in the region. “Most of the other contractors are swamped,” he said.
The company’s proposal did fall within the engineering estimate of $625,000-$650,000 for the project.
“This is another in a series of contracts for the Union substation project,” said Steve Bernard, general manager. Trustees approved purchases of a transformer in November and a switchgear in December for the project.
Source: The Courier
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