This project was located on the south side of Laredo and was in a very remote location near the town of Rio Bravo, Texas. The ETT Cenizo Project consisted of constructing two miles of Ranch Road and building a 35-acre substation pad. The adjoining AEP Molina Substation was a 13-acre substation pad that was connected to the Cenizo substation by a common storm drainage system. Bobcat’s primary scope of work was site work and earthwork for the ranch road and substation. The two-mile ranch road project specified for the construction of a 24-foot wide road with Geogrid and nine inches of crushed limestone flex base. Within the two-mile stretch of the ranch road, there were six drainage culverts ranging from a single 18-inch RCP culvert to a six-barrel, 30-inch culvert system.
What makes it interesting?
The Electric Transmission Texas (ETT) Cenizo Substation and Ranch Road project was very interesting and complex because it comprised of many different scopes of work, and it also coupled with another substation project for American Electric Power called AEP Molina Substation. One Friday afternoon, a firefight broke out on the Mexican side of the border, causing our employee manning the pump to seek cover as bullets ricocheted all around him.
How HCSS Software assisted with this project
HeavyBid helped us win the project by being very accurate and precise in our budget building process. We were able to build crews and estimate costs for both of our earthwork crews and our pipe crews.