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MasTec awarded $500 million power restoration contract with Puerto Rico utility

By on June 5, 2018

SAN JUAN – Florida-based infrastructure construction company MasTec Inc. has signed a $500 million master services agreement with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (Prepa) to “complete the restoration of the critical electrical transmission and distribution system components damaged as a result of Hurricane Maria as well as to support the initial phase of reconstruction and modernization of the electrical power system in Puerto Rico,” the contractor announced Tuesday.

Services under the contract are expected to be completed over the next 12 months, “once MasTec completes the process of remobilizing crew and equipment resources to Puerto Rico.”

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The contractor, which engineers, builds, installs and maintains utility infrastructure such as transmission and distribution lines, will provide restoration and reconstruction services at various locations for the public power company.

“As the restoration process comes to an end, MasTec will continue to work with the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, PREPA and various other federal and Commonwealth agencies in the transition to upgrading and modernizing the Puerto Rico power grid,” the release adds.

“We have been proudly performing services in Puerto Rico for over 50 years, including storm restoration efforts completed early this year by our power line and telecom teams. We look forward to expanding our relationship with PREPA and contributing to vital multi-year reconstruction and modernization efforts to significantly improve electric utility infrastructure, reliability and quality of service for the Commonwealth,” MasTec CEO José Mas stated.

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