Following the devastation of hurricanes Irma and Maria, Haugland Energy Group performed emergency restoration work on the transmission and distribution systems of the U.S. Virgin Islands. After the immediate repair work was complete, Haugland expanded its operations in the region, establishing Haugland Virgin Islands (HVI), with a permanent office in St. Thomas.
HVI currently performs work on the USVI Water and Power Authority’s (WAPA) transmission, distribution and substation systems; including a project to install new composite poles on the transmission lines of the WAPA system replacing the existing wooden poles. The new fiberglass and resin high performance poles are stronger, more resilient to severe weather and offer a substantially longer lifetime.
In 2019, Haugland erected an asphalt plant on St. Thomas and founded East End Asphalt. The plant was built on a fast-track schedule utilizing local USVI labor, a manufacturer’s representative and Haugland project management personnel to complete the project. The plant produces and supplies asphalt to local contractors for various projects across St. Thomas and St. John.
Grace Civil, LLC, also established in 2019, further expands Haugland’s breadth of infrastructure services in the USVI, and provides roadway, bridge and airport construction services.
Haugland Group remains committed to rebuilding and strengthening the USVI.
Click here to watch a video from our Founder and CEO, Bill Haugland Sr., outlining some of our current and past recovery aid efforts.