Lehigh Hanson set out to build a new state-of-the-art plant that would be able to produce about 7,000 tons of cement a day. This plant expansion would require a new substation to meet the projected growth. This led to the need for a dedicated substation with an addition of two new 138kV transmission lines.
This was an Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC) project meaning the Gaylor Electric utility team self-performed the entire project from beginning to completion. During the project, our team encountered a significant project delay, but by working with our in-house fabrication team, we avoided further delay and cut project time by fabricating and wiring the control room before it was delivered on site.
The team maintained a high level of coordination between Duke Energy and Lehigh Cement to provide windows of shutdown time. Being able to build and install equipment onsite while the substation was not live/hot, allowed our team to work more efficiently and safely.