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January 21, 2013

Hoover Dam Builder Hired for Google-Backed Atlantic Wind Connection

Bechtel Group Inc., the U.S. contractor that built the Hoover Dam during the Great Depression of the 1930s, has been hired to work on the first phase of the Atlantic Wind Connection, a major offshore wind project that will generate jobs and deliver electricity to users across New Jersey.

San Francisco-based Bechtel will be the engineering, procurement, and construction provider for the first segment of the New Jersey Energy Link—a $1.8 billion transmission cable buried under the ocean that will connect energy resources to users in northern, central and southern New Jersey. Paris-based Alstom Grid will be the technical advisor on HVDC (high-voltage direct current).

 The innovative transmission project will span the length of New Jersey and greatly expand grid capacity, carrying 3,000 megawatts (MW) of electricity. Bechtel and Alstom join a group that already includes... Read More

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