General Cable has received a contract from Basin Electric Power Cooperative, one of the largest electric generation and transmission (G&T) cooperatives in the US, to supply overhead conductor for a new 345kV transmission line.

The contract will address the need for additional electric transmission capacity in northwestern North Dakota.

Under the $10m contract, General Cable will deliver 2312 kcmil Thrasher Aluminum Conductor Steel Reinforced (ACSR) overhead conductor for the transmission line which is running from the Antelope Valley Station to substations near Grassy Butte and Williston, ending at the Neset substation near Tioga.

The Antelope Valley Station project features approximately 200 miles of single circuit 345kV and double circuit 345/115kV transmission lines to enhance capacity and reliability as well as system stability for the region.

The TransPowr ACSR overhead conductors offer long-term performance and reliability even in the complex operating conditions existing in the north central US.

General Cable Electric Utility Products sales vice president Joshua Katzman said: "Our associates are proud to provide performance-proven, reliable product for this high profile project, backed by dependable service and engineering expertise.

"With a strong reputation in safety, quality and integrity, General Cable is pleased to partner with Basin Electric and support their initiative to add electric transmission capacity and enhanced reliability to an aging national grid."