ACEC ND Engineering Excellence Award

Ulteig is proud to have won an Engineering Excellence Award in the Energy category from the North Dakota chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) for the Veteran’s Boulevard Transmission Upgrade and Substation in West Fargo, ND. 

This project involved a partnership with Minnkota Power Cooperative to design a new 115/25kV substation and upgrade an associated transmission line to serve load growth in Cass County Electric Cooperative’s service area. 

The substation project was recognized for successfully integrating larger transmission structures and a new substation into an urban commercial and residential environment. New construction materials and design methodologies were used to reduce the impact on neighboring transmission and distribution lines while ensuring that the structure blended well with the neighborhood. 

The substation, which was completed in mid-2016, is currently set up as a 69-kV to 25-kV step down point. The design of the substation allows for a future upgrade of the transmission feed to 115 kV. The transmission line feeding north and south of the substation was replaced with a new design that will also allow for the future system voltage increase from 69 kV to 115 kV. 

The Ulteig team appreciated its partnership with Minnkota Power Cooperative to complete this innovative project.

Wayne Lembke, Minnkota civil engineering manager, Mark Scheid, Ulteig business development engineer and Ryan Brorby, Minnkota civil engineer, receive the 2017 Engineering Excellence award in the energy category at the ACEC ND annual event.