Buchanan Substation and Tap Line

Ulteig’s support of a new distribution substation site and 43.8 kV transmission tap line in Buchanan, Stutsman County, North Dakota, involved performing a title search, the development of a landowner database and the creation of a landowner aerial map for the route.

Ulteig negotiated easements with landowners along the 3.5-mile route. The team also completed a land value analysis within the project corridor and drafted easement documents and legal descriptions. Finally, the team successfully negotiated and secured signatures from all landowners, acting as liaison during construction and providing project deliverables to the Central Power Electric Cooperative organization.

Ulteig provided right-of-way services for this project. Leases were obtained for placement of wind turbines, access roads, transformers, splice cabinets, underground collection lines, substation, and an on-site O&M facility. Lease acquisition of 137 parcels of land totaling approximately 36,340 acres was completed in 14 weeks. The land acquired consisted of farm and ranch land.