C.W. Wright routinely builds high voltage electric lines from sub-transmission voltages of 35kV & 44kV up through 765 kV. Supporting structures include: wood; concrete; steel and hybrids consisting of mono-poles, multi-pole and lattice towers. Owning a large fleet of pulling equipment, tensioners and blocks, C.W. Wright is capable of small single conductors through large bundled conductor configurations. We also own the largest fleet of bucket trucks between 100’ and 170’ working heights east of the Mississippi River.
As electric utility right-of-ways have been increasingly difficult to obtain, C.W. Wright Clients are more often required to place electric transmission lines underground. In keeping with this demand, C.W. Wright has the skilled labor and equipment to keep pace with this need. We have recently completed a large 230 kV duct bank project in the Washington DC Area for a large east coast IOU and see this as a “way of the future”
Founded in the early 1950’s, C.W. Wright has been a part of the Electric Utility Industry’s development of electric utility substations. Beginning with wood pole structures for many Rural Clients, we have advanced to large POD’s, substations and switching stations. All work is performed in house including: civil, foundations, structures, equipment installation, control houses, wiring protective relay schemes and start-up.
While C.W. Wright views itself as a “cutting edge” Contractor, a large segment of its work base is electric distribution systems both overhead and underground. Our experience includes a large array of voltages including: 4kV, 15kV, 25kV & 35kV classes. Additionally, they are accustomed to working on all types of systems including: rural, municipalities, downtown settings and military bases. We have numerous duct bank and man-hole crews along with lead splicing capabilities.
The basis for many electric utility Projects are foundations. C.W. Wright offers a full range of in-house services including but not limited to: drilled shaft, cap and pile, spread-footer and convention equipment slabs. In addition we own an array of down -hole hammers; geo-drills and vibratory hammer rigs.
As our electric utility systems continue to age, cable replacement projects are becoming more abundant. In addition, C.W. Wright continues to see increased directional boring request from customers for any number of reasons. In response, several new directional boring machines and support equipment have been added to our inventory. We have the capacity to generate 24,000 pounds of thrust/pullback, 4200 ft-lbs. of torque and spindle speeds up to 270 rpm. With a robust management team, we offer our customer turnkey solutions for all facets of directional drilling in one Company.
Marine and Marsh
Our Marine group offers cost effective solutions when tackling distribution and transmission construction and maintenance projects in environmentally sensitive areas. Our fleet of air boats, support craft, pontoon track equipment and highly skilled work teams can effectively mitigate environmental impact to sensitive marine ecosystems.