Borough of Milltown, Washington Ave, Milltown, NJ
Forest Electric New Jersey and Welsbach Electric Corp. (FEC/Welsbach) were selected by the Borough of Milltown to provide construction services for a new electrical substation that feeds electricity to Milltown, New Jersey.
FEC/Welsbach worked closely with Milltown officials to provide a bid within the previously set project budget. To meet the unique requirements of the project, FEC/Welsbach assumed construction management duties and assembled a team of highly qualified subcontractors.
Through their project management and construction expertise, FEC/Welsbach overcame challenges and delivered value by:
Working within a limited budget defined by town bond requirements
- Creating a multi-tier site to ensure that equipment was installed above the 500-year flood level
- Replacing the existing 5kV distribution lines without interrupting service to local residences
- Managed design-build responsibilities for site, building, and distribution systems
FEC/Welsbach met the challenges of each stage of the construction project with workable solutions.
Site development included:
- Working with a .75-acre multi-level site
- Site clearing in preparation for project construction
- Rough site grading to provide elevated tiers as required
- Design-build engineering services, including furnishing and installing MSE retaining walls and screen walls equipment pads, transformer containment, and blast walls; a driveway guardrail system and the site stairs; an extensive underdrain system for storm water management; and site driveways, curbs, sidewalks, and site lighting
- Final grading and landscaping
The 5kV building required both design-build and electrical services. Design-build solutions for the 5kV building included furnishing and installing a new 4,035-square-foot two-story building that utilized poured-in-place concrete, masonry block, precast planking, and pre-manufactured truss construction.
Electrical solutions for the 5kV building included:
- Furnishing and installing a new double-ended primary modular substation operating at 26kV, three 16MVA utility transformers, a new 5kV distribution switchboard, new building power, and lighting, control, fire alarm, and intrusion alarm systems
- Design-build engineering services, including furnishing and installing an extensive site grounding grid system; a new 5kV electrical distribution circuit with ties to the existing overhead 5kV distribution lines; and a control wiring system
Incorporated as a borough in 1889, Milltown, New Jersey, is now home to nearly 7,000 residents over an area of 1.6 square miles within Middlesex County.