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June 18, 2014

Engineering to be complete on electrical substation

CLAREMORE — The Claremore Public Works Authority approved Monday a proposal from EPS Engineering and Design Services to complete the enginnering of electrical substation #5, which will serve the city’s three new hotels as well as Claremore Plaza.

The engineering of the project was originally completed in 2009, according to City of Claremore Director of Electric Utility Larry Hughes.

“It was then put on the shelf due to the economic downturn,” he said. “Now, needs have arisen to complete that project.”

Hughes told the CPWA that EPS was chosen because that is where the original engineers that designed substation #5 are currently employed.

“In summary, they are going over the original drawings to make any changes necessary for code, etc.,” Hughes said. “They will inventory everything we have on hand.”

EPS’s cost to complete the engineering and design is $53,996.

“We are getting a fair price due to the engineers already being familiar with the project,” Hughes said.

City Manager Jim Thomas said that $1 million has been budgeted to complete the entire substation, but “the goal is to stay south” of that figure.

It is expected to be complete in about one year.

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