Utility Division Begins Complex Project in Texas
BEDFORD, MA (January, 2018)- Powerline Services of Irving, Texas, a major provider of high voltage transmission, substation and distribution construction, has awarded State Electric a contract for the utility work at the Formosa Plastics Plant in Point Comfort, Texas. The project consists of the installation and termination of four sets of 69kV XLPE Solid Dielectric cables which will be installed between the 69kV GIS Switchgear and 4 – 69/13.8kV transformers. The cables will be terminated utilizing a Pfisterer brand termination. These High Voltage terminators are manufactured in Germany, and State Electric is one of only a few contractors in North America with factory trained, authorized installers.
In August of 2016, General Foremen Bill Creeley and Jon Wilson ventured to Winterbach, Germany (Near Stuttgart) for a two day training course in the proper preparation and installation of the Pfisterer medium and high voltage terminator. This course was designed for electrical professionals who already have vast experience in MV & HV cable terminating and focused exclusively on the particulars of the Pfisterer termination.
Under the direction of PM and Operations Manager Dennis Lindsay, Bill Creeley will be responsible for the on-site direction of the cable installation. With a mobilization currently scheduled for early February, it is assumed that the overall schedule to install, terminate and test all four feeders will occur through early April.
State Electric continues to bolster its reputation among utility providers across the country thanks to our quality work, proven safety culture and superior craftsmen and women. Being one of a handful of contractors in the US qualified to utilize the Pfisterer terminators is a great example of our commitment to consistently meet the demands of our customers and the ever changing electrical industry. We would like to thank Powerline Services for giving us the opportunity and our crews for leaving home to work on this important project. Stay safe guys!