| Quanta Services is a provider of specialty contracting services, delivering infrastructure solutions for the electric and gas utility, renewable energy, communications, pipeline and energy industries in the U.S., Canada, Australia and select other international markets. Co. provides engineering, procurement, construction, and repair and maintenance services for infrastructure within each of these industries, including electric power transmission and distribution networks; substation facilities; wind and solar generation and transmission and battery storage facilities; communications and cable multi-system operator networks; gas utility systems; and downstream industrial facilities. |
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