Projects

Hale Wind Collector Substation, Petersburg, TX

October 2018 to February 2019. 

With 630 MVA capacity this is the biggest 230kV substation that we have built to date.  This sub consists of (3) 230kV 210MVA Step-Up Transformers, (2) 230kV 68 Mvar Capacitor Banks and (22) 34.5kV Feeder Circuits and foundations containing over 750 cubic yards of concrete.  Wanzek provided civil work to prepare the site subgrade as well as major material, engineering, and a substation material package. Paradigm provided all labor and material for foundation work, fencing, conduit, cable trench, control & power cable and grounding.  We also provided labor for a complete installation and energization of all Wanzek and Xcel furnished substation equipment and bus work.  The time from mobilizing to the site to energization was just 17 weeks. 

Xcel Energy – Owner.  Wanzek Construction – Prime Contractor

 

Foxtail Wind Collector Substation, Ashley, ND

September 2018 to present. 

Foxtail is a 230kV 188MVA Collector Sub with (6) 34.5kV Feeder Circuits and (2) 18.75 MVAR Capacitor Banks.  The project started late in 2018 and worked up to a winter shut down in December.  Work will continue starting in late February 2019 with a June 28, 2019 completion date. 

Xcel Energy – Owner.  Wanzek Construction – Prime Contractor

 

Saratoga Wind Collector Substation, Lime Springs, IA

May – August, 2018. 

Saratoga is a 161kV 75MVA Collector Sub with (3) 34.5kV Feeders and (2) 7.2 MVAR 34.5kV Capacitor Banks.  The design is tubular aluminum bus work connecting to 34.5kV UG risers.  CEG provided engineering, civil subgrade work and a complete material package except foundations.  Paradigm provided labor and material for the foundations and labor only for a complete installation of all substation equipment and bus work. 

For Madison Gas & Electric (Owner) working under Consulting Engineers Group (CEG)

 

Palmer Creek Collector Substation, Granite Falls, MN

July – September, 2018. 

Palmer Creek is an 115kV 100MVA Collector Substation with (2) UG Feeders.  The design is tubular aluminum bus work connecting to 34.5kV UG risers.  CEG provided engineering, civil subgrade work and a complete material package except foundations.  Paradigm provided labor and material for the foundations and labor only for a complete installation of all substation equipment and bus work. 

For Fagen, Inc. and Consulting Engineers Group (CEG)

 

Aurora County Wind Substation, White Lake, SD

July – August 2018. 

The Aurora Sub is a 69kV 25MVA collector substation with a single 34.5kV feeder riser.  It contains some tubular aluminum bus but it consists of primarily ACSR cable bus.  This sub was built simultaneously with the Brule County Sub (approx. 7 miles away) on an extremely tight timeline (68 days) from subgrade to energization.

For Consolidated Electrical Distributors (CED) and Wanzek Construction

 

Brule County Wind Substation, White Lake, SD

July – August 2018. 

The Aurora Sub is a 69kV 25MVA collector substation with a single 34.5kV feeder riser.  It contains some tubular aluminum bus but it consists of primarily ACSR cable bus.  This sub was built simultaneously with the Aurora County Sub (approx. 7 miles away) on an extremely tight timeline (68 days) from subgrade to energization. 

For Consolidated Electrical Distributors (CED) and Wanzek Construction

 

Blue Cloud Wind 230kV Transmission, Sudan, TX

August – September 2018

Paradigm installed one mile of 230kV steel mono-pole line with direct buried tangents and self-supporting angles from the newly constructed Blue Cloud Collector Sub to the POI.  All material except concrete & rebar was furnished by B&M.  Paradigm provided all necessary equipment and labor to construct the line. 

For Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) and Black & McDonald, Inc.

 

ADM Power Factor Correction, Enderlin, ND 

This 2018 project involved modifying an existing 12.47kV substation to add metering, switching and 13,000kVAR of power factor correction in the form of (2) 6,500 ABB metal sheltered capacitor bank units.  The project stretched over 4 months to accommodate ADM’s outage availability and also included installing underground and overhead conduit and cable runs to install remote operations panels for the new units in the nearby power generation facility. 

For Archer Daniels Midland (ADM).

 

Persimmon Creek 345kV Transmission Line, Vici, OK

March - May 2018. 

The Persimmon line is a 4.5 mile concrete mono-pole 345kV line with direct buried poles, guyed angles and bundled 795 ACSR conductor.  The line ties the Persimmon Collector Substation to the Persimmon Switchyard.  All material was furnished by Wanzek or the Owner and installed by Paradigm. 

For North Buffalo Wind, LLC and Wanzek Construction

Persimmon Creek 345kV Substation, Vici, OK

October 2017 - June 2018. 

Persimmon is a 233MVA 345kV Collector Substation designed for expansion with an extra 345kV Breaker and Dead End Structure.  It’s an open-air tubular aluminum bus design with (8) 34.5kV Feeder Bays and (1) 34.5kV Reactive Power Bay which connects to an 18MVAR NEPSI Capacitor Bank and a 26MVAR Reactor Bank.  Paradigm furnished and installed all foundations, fencing, grounding, conduits, cable trench and low voltage power & control cable.  All other material was furnished by Wanzek or the Owner and installed by Paradigm.

For North Buffalo Wind, LLC and Wanzek Construction

 

Persimmon Creek 345kV Switchyard, Vici, OK

October 2017 - May 2018. 

The Persimmon Switchyard is a 3 breaker ring bus designed to tie the Persimmon Wind Project to the Great Western Wind & Woodward District 345kV lines.  It an open air yard with tubular aluminum bus and steel structures.  Paradigm furnished and installed all foundations, fencing, grounding, conduits, cable trench and low voltage power & control cable.  All other material was furnished by Wanzek or the Owner and installed by Paradigm.

For North Buffalo Wind, LLC and Wanzek Construction

 

Bearkat 1 345kV Collector Substation, Midland, TX

June – October 2018. 

Bearkat is a 345kV, 220MVA collector substation with an additional 345kV tie-in deadend assembly.  It consists of 7 feeder bays and 1 reactive control bay which ties in (2) 12.6MVAR capacitor banks and (1) 12.6MVAR reactor bank.  It’s an open air tubular aluminum bus design on steel structures.  Paradigm furnished and installed the concrete foundations, fence, yard surface rock, grounding, conduit, cable trench, and low voltage power and control cable.  All other material and equipment was furnished by B&M or the Owner and installed by Paradigm. 

For Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) and Black & McDonald, Inc.

 

Bearkat 1 345kV Transmission Line, Midland, TX

June – August 2017. 

Paradigm installed one mile of 345kV bundled 795 ACSR, steel mono-pole transmission line with direct buried tangents (slurry backfill) and self-supporting angles on pier foundations from the newly constructed Bearkat Collector Sub to the WETT POI.  All material except concrete & rebar was furnished by B&M.  Paradigm provided all necessary equipment and labor to construct the line. 

For Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) and Black & McDonald, Inc.

 

Fluvanna 1 Wind Substation, Fluvanna, TX

February - June 2017. 

Fluvanna is a 250MVA 138kV dual MPT Collector Substation with (8) 34.5kV Feeder Bays and (2) 34.5kV Reactive Power Bays which connect to (4) 13.2MVAR Open Air Capacitor Banks and an 8MVAR Shunt Reactor.  Paradigm furnished and installed all foundations, fencing, grounding, conduits, cable trench and low voltage power & control cable.  All other material was furnished by Wanzek or the Owner and installed by Paradigm.

For Fluvanna Wind Energy, LLC and Wanzek Construction

 

Fluvanna 1 Wind 138kV Transmission Line, Fluvanna, TX

February - June 2017. 

This 138kV line uses steel self-supporting angles on concrete piers, direct buried concrete mono-pole tangents and single 2156 ACSR conductor.  Paradigm furnished and installed all foundations with all other material furnished by Wanzek or the Owner and installed by Paradigm.

For Fluvanna Wind Energy, LLC and Wanzek Construction

 

Bloom Wind Collector Substation, Minneola, KS

December 2016 – March, 2017. 

Bloom is a 345kV 178MVA Collector Sub with (7) 34.5kV Feeder Bay and (1) 9 MVAR 34.5kV Reactor Bay.  The design is tubular aluminum bus work connecting to 34.5kV UG risers.  CEG provided engineering, civil subgrade work and a complete material package except foundations.  Paradigm provided labor and material for the foundations and labor only for a complete installation of all substation equipment and bus work. 

For Capital Power (Owner) working under Consulting Engineers Group (CEG)

 

Bloom Wind 345kV Transmission Line, Minneola, KS

December 2016 – March, 2017. 

This 5 mile 345kV double bundled T2 Ibis transmission line is constructed with self-supporting steel angle structures on concrete piers and direct buried steel mono-pole tangents.  Paradigm provided labor and material for the foundations and back fill, and labor only for a complete installation and tie-in of the transmission line.  CEG furnished all other material.  

For Capital Power (Owner) working under Consulting Engineers Group (CEG)

Brady I & II 230kV Substations, Dickinson, ND

June - Sept 2016. 

Brady started as a 230kV 170 MVA collector sub with provisions for another 170 MVA expansion, however due to land procurement issues the initial phase was delayed and eventually released as a single 340 MVA, dual MPT substation with (3) 230kV 12 MVAR capacitor banks, (6) 34.5kV feeder bays and (1) 34.5 reactor bay connecting a 6 MVAR shunt reactor.  Because of the delayed start we had to complete the entire substation as well as the Daglum Switchyard in 4 months.  Paradigm furnished all civil work from site subgrade development to finish rock.  We furnished and installed all foundations, fencing, grounding, conduits, cable trench and low voltage power & control cable.  All other material was furnished by NextEra and installed by Paradigm. 

For NextEra Energy

 

Daglum 230kV Switchyard, South Heart, ND

June - Sept 2016. 

The Daglum yard is built with future expansion capabilities to manage 6 circuits using a 1-½ breaker scheme.  Our initial build is a ring bus that uses (3) 230kV breakers to switch between the Brady, Bellfield, and Rhame Substations.  All provisions were made to enable the addition of a fourth dead end and breakers to easily add a future fourth circuit.  Paradigm furnished all civil work from site subgrade development to finish rock.  We furnished and installed all foundations, fencing, grounding, conduits, cable trench and low voltage power & control cable.  All other material was furnished by NextEra and installed by Paradigm. 

For NextEra Energy & Basin Electric

 

Courtenay Wind 230kV Collector Substation, Courtenay, ND

May – August 2016. 

Courtenay is an 115kV 240MVA dual MPT collector sub with (8) 34.5kV Feeder Circuits and (3) 115kV 30 MVAR Capacitor Banks.  Wanzek provided the substation subgrade work and both MPT foundation installations.  Paradigm furnished and installed all other foundations, grounding, conduit, cable trench, and low voltage power and control cable.  We also furnished and installed the power & control wire to connect the relay panels in the control house to the Field Termination Cabinet. Wanzek or Xcel provided all other material which was installed by Paradigm for a complete substation installation. 

For Xcel Energy and Wanzek Construction

 

Frontier Wind 345kV Substation, Newkirk, OK

March - May 2016. 

Frontier is a 211 MVA 345kV Collector Substation with an open-air tubular aluminum bus design consisting of (8) 34.5kV Feeder Bays.  Paradigm furnished and installed all foundations, fencing, grounding, conduits, cable trench and low voltage power & control cable.  All other material was furnished by Wanzek or the Owner and installed by Paradigm. 

For Frontier Windpower, LLC and Wanzek Construction

     

Frontier Wind 345kV Transmission Line, Newkirk, OK

March - May 2016. 

The Frontier Transmission Line a 5 mile 345kV double bundled 795 ACSR line built with guyed steel mono-pole angles and direct embed steel mono-pole tangent structures.  All material was furnished by Wanzek or the Owner and installed by Paradigm by Paradigm.

For Frontier Windpower, LLC and Wanzek Construction

Stephens Ranch Phase II North Collector Substation, O’Donnell, TX

December 2014 – Present. 

This 345/34.5kV – 235MVA wind farm collector substation is an ongoing project which will tie into the now existing SR I Substation.  Its tubular aluminum bus high & low, ten breaker 34.5kV Box Structure and an 8 MVAR Reactor unit.  The 345kV bus jumpers are welded double 1272 ACSR and the 34.5kV main jumpers are quadruple 1272 ACSR.  The project included more than 450 yd3 of concrete piers & pads and over 53,000’ of control wire installation and termination.

for Stephens Ranch Wind Energy/Wanzek Construction

 

Stephens Ranch Phase II North 345kV T-Line, O’Donnell, TX

January 2015 – Present. 

This 6 mile 345kV, single circuit, double conductor line is an ongoing project which will tie the above mentioned SR II North Sub into the existing SR I Sub.  The line is a concrete mono-pole, braced horizontal insulator design with an average pole height of 120’ (48,000 lbs.) and an average span of 800’.  There are 5 existing power line and 7 road crossings.

for Stephens Ranch Wind Energy/Wanzek Construction