Southeast Alaska Power Agency

Swan Lake – Lake Tyee 138kV Transmission Line Intertie, AK

Wilson flew in and installed 252 structures and conductor in a record 9 days. This 138kV transmission line crossed the Tongass National Forest, located in Southeast Alaska, and stretched north approximately 58 miles with a right-of-way accessible only by helicopter.

Conductor pullers and tensioners were purchased from TESMEC in Italy, shipped to Canby, Oregon, and then modified by Wilson mechanics to "modularize" the equipment into smaller components so a medium lift helicopter could pick up and fly the individual components. The project was completed safely, under budget and ahead of schedule.

"The Southeast Alaska Power Agency is thrilled that Wilson completed construction of this very difficult project six weeks ahead of schedule. We are very pleased with Wilson's dedication and professionalism. They took on a very difficult and challenging project and worked with us, as the owner, to find ways to overcome delays caused by significant funding hurdles. This project was completed ahead of schedule and under budget which has exceeded my most optimistic expectations. Wilson and their subcontractors performed superbly!"

— Dave Carlson, CEO Southeast Alaska Power Agency