Thursday, July 23, 2015

Transfer Station assists Pepco with transformer delivery

When weight restrictions on nearby roads and bridges posed challenges to delivering a 314,900 pound electrical transformer, a Pepco contractor approached the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection for assistance.

The best way to get the transformer to Pepco's Norbeck Substation in Rockville was to send it by train to the rail yard at the Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station. From there, a truck would haul it to the substation. 

We developed a Right of Entry and Access Agreement which was executed by all affected parties, including our operations contractors. 

Everyone assisted in making the delivery a success! The transformer was moved from the rail yard using specialized equipment and a trailer designed to distribute the weight of the transformer over many axles.  It left the site under police escort last night, July 22, 2015.