Electrical Engineering to Bring Light to Your Design
Lighting, Power, & Special Systems Design
Our electrical engineers provide lighting, power, and special systems design services. We specialize in everything from energy audits to the design and implementation of alternative energy systems. We seek to integrate the latest technological methods in our designs to provide a contemporary yet proven product for our clients. Our engineers will make sure your facility is fully equipped to remain competitive now and into the future.
- Alternative energy systems
- Emergency power system design
- Energy audits
- Fault, coordination, and ARC fault studies
- Fire alarm, access control, security, and CCTV
- Lighting design
- Traffic signal and roadway lighting design
- Power distribution system analysis and design
- Technology integration
- Telecom cabling systems
Transmission & Distribution Design
Our electric transmission and distribution expertise includes medium and high voltage electric system operations, construction, planning, and application related engineering. Our electrical engineers specialize in design, planning, construction, and implementation to meet our clients’ energy needs. We look for ways to integrate the latest technology and methods into our designs and determine the most efficient and cost effective solutions for our clients.
- Transmission line – design & engineering
- NERC/NESC/RUS line rating
- Distribution line – design & engineering
- System planning, engineering, and special studies
Widseth Provided Full A/E Design Services for Digi-Key Electronics’ $300M Expansion
Digi-Key Electronics is experiencing rapid growth worldwide. The electronic components distributor is bursting at the seams and desperately needs more space. Digi-Key selected Widseth to design a 2.2 million-square-foot expansion at its headquarters in Thief River Falls, MN. The $300 million project will house 3,400 employees and projections suggest 100 new employees will be added each year for the next 10 years.
Prior to the start of detailed design, our land survey crew and aerial mapping team collected LiDAR data and high-resolution imagery of the site and surrounding area. This served as a highly accurate basis for our architects and engineers to begin design. The building, systems, and site infrastructure were designed by Widseth’s structural, mechanical, electrical, and civil engineers. Our architectural team guided Digi-Key through a collaborative design process that addressed its space and operational needs, while allowing for flexibility in the future and changes in technology.
We provided electrical services that include but are not limited to LED light fixture configuration and layout design, complete building power distribution system design, including a backup Generator system. We were challenged with designing intricate pathways for wiring and busway power distribution for specific equipment locations, including hundreds of workstations, while coordinating with multiple disciplines including an international team (KNAPP). We are also currently providing construction administration services.
Electrical Engineering News
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