strategic partners

ABB - ABB is a leader in providing High Voltage Direct Current transmission systems. ABB has been in the HVDC industry for over 60 years and has over 70 HVDC installations worldwide. ABB developed the Voltage Source converter (VSC) technology for HVDC transmission systems in 1997. VSC-based HVDC stations are more compact than older Line Commutated Converter (LCC) based HVDC converter stations of the same capacity, rating, and technical characteristics. This advantage allows VSC based technology to provide reactive power and voltage support services similar to those traditionally provided by generators located near major load centers. Such features are especially important when fossil fueled based local generation is phased out and replaced with renewable resources located far away from major load centers. Moreover, utilizing VSC-based HVDC technology and the polymer insulated DC cables, enables the construction of long-distance underground and submarine cable based transmission systems that are not technically feasible with traditional AC transmission technologies due to charging currents that occur in long-distance AC cables.  ABB provides technical oversight and ongoing support for their equipment which is installed in the Con Edison system. This includes but is not limited to high voltage breakers, medium voltage breakers, relay protection systems and transformers. The equipment and services are similar in nature as the MPX Project.

Kiewit - - A Fortune 300 company, Kiewit had 2015 revenues of more than $9 billion and consistently ranks among the top five contractors by Engineering News-Record. Kiewit has virtually unlimited bonding capacity and are one of the few construction firms able to compete for billion-dollar projects. Kiewit is one of North America’s largest and most respected construction and engineering organizations. The employee-owned company operates through a network of offices and projects in the United States, Canada and Australia. Nearly all construction projects are staffed by one or more owners of our company. Kiewit and Con Edison have had a long standing relationship with several large infrastructure projects in the Con Edison Service area. Kiewit was the lead contractor on the installation of new 138 kV transmission line which included the construction of a new tunnel under the Harlem River. Kiewit provided critical support in the response to several 138 kV transmission outages which are located under the Queensboro bridge.

Mass. Electric Construction Company - - is one of the nation's premier electrical contractors. We are a leader in providing complex and large-scale electrical construction and maintenance services. Our clients include those in power & energy, transportation, industrial and infrastructure markets across North America. We are the industry leader in rail systems installations, with over $3 billion in transit and rail work completed. We focus on Safety - Nobody Gets Hurt - and exceeding client expectations by meeting or beating project schedules and budgets. 

Bond Brothers – - BOND is headquartered 10 minutes from Boston, Massachusetts with offices in Everett and Medford. We are built on a foundation of rock solid values: deep relationships, reliable execution, intelligent solutions and financial strength. A fourth generation, privately held construction management and civil & utility general contracting firm, we are driven forward by listening to the needs of our clients. Our focus is on building a bond of trust that fuels each construction project we undertake. Guiding us since inception, BOND’s commitment to excellence has resulted in delivering superior customer service.

Ansonia Partners - - Formed in 2017 in a merger between a merchant bank (ERM Capital) and a boutique investment bank (TAG Energy Partners), draws together senior finance professionals with over a century of combined experience in energy and infrastructure transactions. We bring together deep relationships in the power and utilities sectors, and strategic investment banking advisory services, including the origination and structuring of complex transactions. We have a unique and specialized focus in power transmission and have advised on multiple large-scale energy infrastructure transactions. Our team of professionals leverages its extensive relationships with asset owners, strategic and financial participants, as well as leading investors in the project, debt and equity markets on behalf of our clients to provide value through access, innovation, and creative solutions.

Signal Hill - LCBB Inc. D/B/A Signal Hill Consulting Group - or “Signal Hill” was founded in 1999 as a consulting practice in the energy business with clients that were working on establishment and development of ISO and RTO structures with the goal of producing efficient markets. Much of the firm’s continuing work has focused on development and administration of market rules for energy trading in New England as well as negotiating transmission interconnections and transmission access for new market entrants. Its primary client base consists of marketers, developers and generators participating in the New England markets. Signal Hill is actively involved in virtually all aspects of the markets in New England, including those governing energy trading and operations through attendance and active participation at the Markets and Participants Committees as well as the Markets Reliability and Transmission Committees and numerous subcommittees of the New England Power Pool (NEPOOL), the stakeholder group in New England.

TRC - - A pioneer in groundbreaking scientific and engineering developments since the 1960s, TRC is a national engineering, consulting and construction management firm providing integrated services to the power, oil and gas, environmental and infrastructure markets. We serve a broad range of clients in government and industry, implementing complex projects from initial concept to operations. TRC has over 4,000 technical professionals and support personnel at more than 120 offices throughout the U.S. Our clients depend on TRC’s multidisciplinary teams to design solutions to their toughest business challenges in the energy, environmental and infrastructure markets.

James W. Sewell Company - - An integrated team of geospatial, engineering, and natural resource consultants, Sewall partners with clients to create practical sustainable solutions.  With a heritage of ethical business practice, Sewall builds enduring relationship based on integrity, objectivity and a broad understanding of our client’s business environments.  Our success is our client’s success, the satisfaction of their stakeholders, and the prosperity of their communities. Sewall has performed significant work in the SL-ROW and their land-owners relationships will be a great asset to MPX.

Sargent Corporation – - A Maine-based civil engineering and construction firm, Sargent has an excellent track record of project delivery and safety. In New England, Sargent has constructed the civil infrastructure (access roads and crane pads) for 90% of all the wind energy projects that are currently operating or under construction, most of which are located in Maine. This local, hands-on experience will be a strong benefit to the MPX Project.

Goulston & Storrs - - An Am Law 200 law firm, with offices in Boston, New York and Washington, DC. With more than 200 lawyers across multiple disciplines, Goulston & Storrs is a real estate powerhouse with leading-edge corporate, capital markets and finance, litigation, and private client and trust practices. Our lawyers employ a proven team approach that values client outcomes over individual recognition. The firm’s dedication to providing prompt, practical legal advice, cost-efficiently and tailored to our clients’ business needs, has resulted in Goulston & Storrs being acknowledged for excellence by Chambers USA, BTI’s A-Team for Client Service, Best Lawyers in America and other leading industry rankings.

Rich May, P.C. – - A Boston-based law firm serving clients throughout the United States and abroad. Since 1937, Rich May has provided knowledgeable, experienced counsel to business and individual clients. Our legal expertise, commitment to service, and steadfast integrity combine to enable us to achieve outstanding results. Our objective is to solve client problems effectively and efficiently, creating value at every opportunity. We represent the newest technology businesses and the most established regulated industries. We embrace high-tech and low-tech. We negotiate and we litigate. From start-ups to multi-nationals, our clients are our lifeblood. Delivering excellence is our objective.

Eaton Peabody - - Formed in 1939, Eaton Peabody is a Maine-based law firm with more than 50 attorneys serving New England and Atlantic Canada from offices in Augusta, Bangor, Brunswick, Ellsworth and Portland. The firm offers sophisticated legal expertise that emphasizes responsive client service. Many of our lawyers are prominent in their fields of practice, and a number have been recognized by their peers in such publications as Best Lawyers in AmericaChambers USAMartindale-Hubbell and SuperLawyers.

Loring Development Authority - - The mission of the Loring Development Authority ("LDA") is to redevelop the former Loring Air Force Base property, attracting new opportunities for employment and creating new economic activity by reutilizing the extensive real estate assets and supporting infrastructure left by the Air Force. To do this the LDA works with businesses to identify the precise buildings or other real estate assets that are uniquely suited to facilitate a business plan, and developing attractive business terms providing every possible opportunity to grow and prosper. LDA also facilitates interaction with other state and regional economic development entities to assure maximum advantage of available programs and incentives. Finally, LDA assists prospective tenants to gain any regulatory approvals needed to conduct business.

Massachusetts Port Authority - - At the Massachusetts Port Authority, our history is long, our responsibilities serious and our mission unwavering: to connect Massachusetts and New England to the world, safely, securely and efficiently, never forgetting our commitment to our neighbors who live and work around our ports and facilities. We’re expanding Boston’s global reach by increasing the number of nonstop domestic and international flights from Logan Airport. We’re advancing Massachusetts’ working maritime tradition by protecting thousands of good-paying blue-collar jobs connected to the Port of Boston. And we’re demonstrating our commitment to being a good neighbor to those who live and work near Massport facilities by strengthening our community engagement efforts. Every day, we strive to be a good steward in service of a great Commonwealth.