Forest Electric New Jersey (Forest NJ) worked with fellow EMCOR company Welsbach Electric to win a contract for construction management services on the Borough of Milltown’s new electrical substation project.
Forest NJ and Welsbach worked within a limited budget mandated by town bond requirements, created a project site that ensured installation adhered to the 500-year flood level requirements, and managed design-build responsibilities for all site, building, and distribution systems.
The Borough of Milltown set out to construct a new electrical substation that feeds electricity to the town of Milltown, NJ. They required contractors that could work within rigid parameters defined by town bond requirements and spatial/location restraints.
We overcame a variety of challenges at each stage of the construction project with workable solutions, including:
- Clearing a .75-acre, multi-level site in advance of construction
- Providing rough site grading to provide elevated tiers as required
- Engineering and construction of a driveway guardrail system and site stairs, in addition to site driveways, curbs, sidewalks, and site lighting
- Providing design-build engineering services, including furnishing and installing mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) retaining walls and screen walls, equipment pads, transformer containment, and blast walls
- Engineering and construction of an extensive underdrain system for storm water management
- 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
- Final grading and landscaping
In addition to design-build engineering services, Forest NJ also performed a full suite of electrical work, including:
- 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, NJ has a current population of nearly 7,000 residents over a 1.6-square-mile area in Middlesex County.