Rio Bravo Substation / Starr CountyTX
How can you use engineering to build a better substation?

The Rio Bravo, high voltage project, consists of a 345kV substation, collection system installation, and transmission line for the 237.6MW Rio Bravo wind project. Rio Bravo includes (66) V136 Vestas turbines with tower hub heights of 105 meters, totaling 237.6 MW of output. The scope of work includes access roads, foundations, MET towers, O&M building, substation, and erection of the turbines. Mortenson will self-perform all civil, erection, and high voltage work.

As the Engineer of Record, Mortenson’s Engineering Services team designed Rio Bravo’s 345kV Cabezon substation, which is the primary energy transmission “hub” for the project. The integration of engineering and construction services by Mortenson provides for significant design optimization and enhances construction coordination, which ensures a higher quality asset installation for the customer – saving the project time and money.

Facts And Figures

345kV Substation

Collection System

Transmission Line

Est. Completion Date: June 2019

Delivery Methods

Engineer, Procure, Construct

The Team