Razorback to Short Mountain

Razorback to Short Mountain

Location: Paris, Ark.

Client: Oklahoma Gas & Electric

Completion Date: 2007

The Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E) Razorback to Short Mountain project consists of approximately 13 miles of new 161-kV transmission in Paris, Ark.

Burns & McDonnell initially performed routing studies and permitting services required to obtain a certificate of convenience and necessity from the state of Arkansas. Services included the necessary environmental studies and agency approvals to meet environmental laws, rules and regulations as they relate to the certification process, including but not limited to the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA).

Following the selection, recommendation and approval of a feasible route, right-of-way (ROW) and design efforts began. Burns & McDonnell was responsible for ROW acquisition management and transmission line design, using PLS-CADD. Burns & McDonnell's scope included coordinating the aerial survey and geotechnical testing contractors. The transmission line structures are designed and constructed using self-supporting, steel, single circuit monopoles accommodating single-circuit 34.5-kV distribution underbuild as required.

  • Routing
  • Right-of-way
  • Permitting
  • Design
  • Construction support
  • Transmission — single 795 kcmil ACSR 26/7 “Drake” conductor
  • Overhead ground wire (OHGW) — single 3/8-inch EHS 7-strand steel
  • Distribution 3-phase primary — single 477 kcmil ACSR 26/7 “Hawk” conductor
  • No condemnations, no oppositions