Eclipse Foundation Group Now Part of Orbital Energy Group

Orbital Energy Group (“Orbital Energy” or the “Company”) has announced the launch of a new subsidiary, Eclipse Foundation Group, a drilled shaft foundation construction company that specializes in providing services to the electric transmission and substation, industrial, communication towers and disaster restoration market sectors, with expertise in water, marsh and rock terrains. 

Headquartered in Baton Rouge, LA the Eclipse team is renowned for its expertise in successfully executing projects in difficult environments, such as water, marsh, or rock terrains. Eclipse utilizes amphibious equipment and vibratory caissons to construct up to 16-foot diameter shafts at depths greater than 80 ft in marshland and deeper waters, as well as working from barges, and also has the expertise and equipment to successfully drill through hard rock and granite. Eclipse’s services include: 

· Furnishing and installing rebar cages and anchor bolt cages, 

· Driving caissons, 

· Setting structures with its fleet of specialized hydraulic cranes. 

Jim O’Neil, Orbital Energy Group’s vice-chairman and CEO, said, “There is a growing need for experienced foundation drilling contractors to help upgrade and expand the energy and telecommunication infrastructure across the Southern U.S. Eclipse’s management boasts 30 years of industry experience, with an excellent working record and a highly qualified staff. Eclipse has significant experience drilling projects in extremely difficult terrain, which differentiates their capabilities from others in the industry. The Eclipse team has established relationships with engineers and utility owners that share a common goal, completing vital energy projects safely and on time and budget.” 

Eclipse is led by president Michael Cutrone, a recognized leader in drilled shaft foundations, and who has nearly 30 years of experience in the operation and management of companies serving electric power, telecommunications, and industrial customers. 

“Eclipse prioritizes safety, quality and client service to provide ongoing maintenance to aging power lines and constructing new projects as the grid is reconfigured to serve new power sources, such as renewables and expanded to serve the growth of metropolitan areas in the Southern U.S.,” said Eclipse President Michael Cutrone. “Additionally, the southern states are vulnerable to severe storms, such as hurricanes, and utility customers are focused on hardening their electric power systems to maximize the reliability of power delivery to their customers. Eclipse partners with EPC companies to provide drilled shaft foundation solutions in an environment where our services are in high demand.” 

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