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Business and Organization

Business and Organization
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2021
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Business and Organization BUSINESS AND ORGANIZATION:
Quanta Services, Inc. (together with its subsidiaries, Quanta) is a leading provider of specialty contracting services, delivering comprehensive infrastructure solutions for the electric and gas utility, communications, pipeline and energy industries in the United States, Canada, Australia and select other international markets. Quanta reports its results under two reportable segments: (1) Electric Power Infrastructure Solutions and (2) Underground Utility and Infrastructure Solutions.
On October 13, 2021, Quanta completed the acquisition of Blattner Holding Company and its operating subsidiaries (collectively, Blattner). Blattner is a large utility-scale renewable energy infrastructure solutions provider that is located and primarily operates in North America. For additional information regarding this acquisition, see Note 4. Blattner provides comprehensive solutions to customers in the renewable energy industry, which generally include front-end engineering, procurement, project management and construction services for wind, solar and energy storage projects. Blattner’s results will be included in Quanta’s consolidated financial statements beginning on the acquisition date.
Electric Power Infrastructure Solutions Segment
The Electric Power Infrastructure Solutions segment provides comprehensive network solutions to customers in the electric power and other industries. Services performed by the Electric Power Infrastructure Solutions segment generally include the design, new construction, upgrade and repair and maintenance of electric power transmission and distribution infrastructure and substation facilities, along with other engineering and technical services. This includes solutions that support the implementation of upgrades by utilities to modernize and harden the electric power grid in order to ensure its safety and enhance reliability. In addition, this segment provides engineering and construction services for switchyards and transmission infrastructure needed to interconnect renewable energy generation, including solar, wind, hydro power and backup natural gas generation facilities. This segment also provides emergency restoration services, including the repair of infrastructure damaged by fire and inclement weather; the energized installation, maintenance and upgrade of electric power infrastructure utilizing unique bare hand and hot stick methods and Quanta’s proprietary robotic arm techniques; and the installation of “smart grid” technologies on electric power networks. Engineering and construction services related to, among other things, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, micro-grids and battery storage are also performed in this segment. This segment also provides comprehensive design and construction solutions to wireline and wireless communications companies, cable multi-system operators and other customers within the communications industry, including services in connection with 5G wireless deployment; and the design, installation, maintenance and repair of commercial and industrial wiring. This segment also provides aviation services in support of the services described above and includes the majority of the financial results of Quanta’s postsecondary educational institution, which specializes in pre-apprenticeship training, apprenticeship training and specialized utility task training for electric workers, as well as training for the gas distribution and communications industries.
Underground Utility and Infrastructure Solutions Segment
The Underground Utility and Infrastructure Solutions segment provides comprehensive infrastructure solutions, including design, engineering, new construction, upgrade and repair and maintenance services, to customers involved in the transportation, distribution, storage and processing of natural gas, oil and other products. Services include the upgrade, new construction and repair and maintenance of natural gas systems for gas utility customers, as well as pipeline protection, integrity testing, rehabilitation and replacement. Quanta also provides catalyst replacement services, high-pressure and critical-path turnaround services, instrumentation and electrical services, piping, fabrication and storage tank services to the midstream and downstream industrial energy markets. This segment also provides engineering and construction services for pipeline systems, storage systems and compressor and pump stations and the fabrication of pipeline support systems and related structures and facilities, as well as trenching, directional boring and mechanized welding services related to the services described above and in connection with our electric power infrastructure services. To a lesser extent, this segment includes construction services for the offshore energy market and services in connection with the design, installation and maintenance of fueling systems and water and sewer infrastructure.