WALLINGFORD, Conn., Dec. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- E-J Electric T&D LLC (E-J Electric) completed an electric project on the Milford Transmission Line between the Milvon Substation to the Devon Tie Switching Substation rebuilding and updating existing electric equipment. The E-J Electric team rebuilt two 115kV circuits on independent steel monopole lines, parallel to the north and south side of the Metro-North Railroad (MNR). E-J also facilitated the upgrade of both the Milvon and Devon substations.
Energizing the Transmission Line (Out with the old, in with the new)
E-J Electric removed the existing United Illuminating Company (UI) conductors, shield wire and bonnets from the MNR lattice structures. E-J then installed 43 new steel monopole Structures on drilled pier foundations. 2.2 circuit miles of new 1272 ACSR conductor and 2.2 miles of new Optical Ground Wire (OPGW). In addition to the transmission line rebuild, E-J also reconfigured and upgraded both the Milvon and Devon substations.
Overcoming Electrical Challenges
The E-J Electric's team faced significant challenges, including the coordination of line outages with Metro North Railroad (MNR) and UI, the stringing of over a mile of continuous conductor that crossed Interstate I-95 and abiding by the strict time frame permitted by CDOT to install the new pole line. E-J Electric's ability to successfully work in conjunction with the MNR, balance the manpower and high equipment demands and coordinate work efforts surrounding the ever-changing outage requirements permitted the team to overcome all the problems they were presented with.
E-J Electric was commissioned by Black & Veatch for this project.
About E-J Electric Installation Co.
E-J Electric Installation Co., is active in all facets of electric contracting. Projects vary in size to over $200 million. Typical installations include: office buildings, hospitals, power plants, co-generation facilities, roadway and outdoor specialty, airports, industrial plants, universities, sport stadiums, transit facilities and high voltage distribution. At E-J Electric Installation Co., three family generations of practical expertise have created an organization keyed to the most modern technological advances in providing rapid and efficient solutions to today's lighting, power, energy and communication needs. E-J has a 118-year reputation for unparalleled integrity, quality and service in the electrical field. Please visit our website at www.ej1899.com to learn about the company.
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