Tag Archives: New Projects

Quanta Services Selected For Large Electric Transmission & Distribution Project In Southern California

Quanta Services, has been selected by a California-based utility for a large electric power transmission and distribution project located primarily in a national forest area in southern California. Led by Crux Subsurface, Inc., a Quanta Services company, Quanta’s scope of work includes the engineering, procurement and construction of the project, including rebuilding and replacing approximately […]

Design begins for California pumped‐storage

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) has awarded an Owner’s Engineer services contract for preliminary design and construction services on the Iowa Hill pumped storage project to a team led by Jacobs Associates.  As part of the Jacobs team, Crux has completed both vertical and horizontal exploratory borings to depths of up to 1,500 feet […]

Exploration drilling started at proposed dam site

Crux crews are onsite near Whiteriver, AZ to complete core drilling and sampling at the proposed Miner Flat dam site. Thirteen angled core holes and a total of approximately 3,365 feet of drilling will be completed. Access to borings is being achieved through a combination of track vehicle and helicopter, and core recovery in the […]

Crux begins work on BC Hydro project

Crux has mobilized to British Columbia, Canada, to provide specialty foundation services on BC Hydro’s Northwest Transmission Line (NTL). The company has been awarded design-build micropile foundation work for seven lattice tower structures on the new 214-mile (344 km) alignment. Crux will be working as a subcontractor to Valard Construction, the general contractor for the NTL. Once completed, […]

Steep slope foundation for “H” frame structure

Crux has been selected to provide 100 percent design-build foundation services on the Lansing-Harmony 161 kV transmission project in northeast Iowa.  The project entails replacing approximately 120 wood “H” frame structures with steel “H” frame structures along a 50-mile alignment, which traverses rolling hills and private properties. Teaming with M.J. Electric, Crux will design and […]

Crux to return to Blue Lake for difficult-access grouting

Barnard Construction Company, Inc. has selected Crux to participate in the construction phase of the Blue Lake Hydroelectric Expansion Project. Crux provided difficult-access core drilling during the exploration phase of the project in 2009, and will return next month to commence construction activities. The existing Blue Lake Project is located approximately 5 miles east of […]

Unique modes of access for Eldorado-Ivanpah

Crux has been selected to provide turnkey micropile foundation services for a portion of Southern California Edison’s (SCE) Eldorado-Ivanpah Transmission Project. Crux will design and construct concrete cap micropile foundations for 20 lattice towers along the 35-mile replacement alignment. This portion of the alignment is located within mountainous terrain and construction is restricted to an […]

Crux begins work on ODOT rockfall project

Crux began geotechnical exploration work yesterday on a rock slope along U.S. Route 26 near Government Camp. The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) commissioned the project after falling boulders and rocks became a safety hazard to vehicles on the roadway. ODOT plans to cut away a portion of the slope but required geotechnical investigations to […]

Crux awarded seventh Wood to Steel segment

Crux Subsurface has been awarded all micropile foundation design and construction work for San Diego Gas & Electric’s (SDG&E) Wood to Steel TL-637 project. This will be the seventh Wood to Steel segment for which Crux has served as a design build foundation contractor under SDG&E, and the largest Wood to Steel foundation contract awarded […]

Crux geotech services in high demand

Crux began work on a new geotechnical exploration project in Arizona earlier this week and is scheduled to begin three more by May 10. The four projects are located in Arizona, California and Idaho, and involve various methods of access, including track vehicle, barge system, and helicopter.  Anticipated subsurface conditions include slate/shale, alluvial soils over […]