Colorado – October 9, 2012 – Merrick & Company’s geospatial solutions group (Merrick GeoSpatial Services) is again working with HDR Engineering, Inc. (HDR) and Western Area Power Administration (Western). In conjunction with the team, Merrick is acquiring airborne light detection and ranging (LiDAR) survey and ground survey data for the 35-linear-mile Torrington-Wildcat-Gering Line, which runs from Torrington, WY to Gering, NE. Data is being collected to provide digital topographical/feature mapping, CAD drawings for plan and profile generation of each individual transmission line, as well as providing conductor operating temperature assessments. This data will assist Western in determining if they can re-rate this particular line. HDR is creating the models and reporting any points of interest.
Merrick & Company, an $111 million geospatial, engineering, architecture, design-build, and surveying firm, serves domestic and international clients by providing geospatial technologies, products, and services for the sustainable infrastructure, energy, and national security markets. Merrick maintains 16 offices offices in the US as well as offices in Mexico, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
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