Taking advantage of newly granted borrowing authority, the Western Area Power Administration has dusted off plans for a U.S.-Canada intertie and is close to an agreement with a private developer to take a stake in a $213-million project to wheel up to 300 MW between Montana and Alberta. Power is to be generated from wind farms, some still to be constructed, in and around Cut Bank, Mont. Great Falls, Mont. Related Links: Stimulus: A Snapshot of Top Shovel-, Wrench- and Pencil-Ready Projects WAPA moved quickly to find money and a developer by authority granted under Section 402 of the American
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.