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Central Electric Power trenchless engineering

Electric transmission and distribution

We helped preserve wetlands and client reputation while installing cables with horizontal drilling tech


  • Central Electric Power Cooperative (CEP) needed to add redundancy to its infrastructure near the South Carolina coast to guard against power outages.
  • To accomplish this, CEP had to install power cables underneath protected wetlands and historic trees. If the project disturbed the trees, CEP would incur hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines.
  • We brought experience managing horizontal directional drilling in similarly difficult conditions. After carefully assessing the site, we found a cost-effective, risk-reducing solution to drilling and installing wires in its loose sands.
  • We also protected CEP’s reputation with the public and regulators through proactive communication and management of stakeholder expectations.

For more information, contact:

Abhinav Huli
Abhinav Huli

Senior Technical Expert, Civil Engineer and Trenchless Practice Leader