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CLIENT:

Seneca Sawmill Company

LOCATION:

Eugene, Oregon

TIMELINE:

May 2014 - Current

DIVISIONS:

Construction
Controls
Engineering

VALUE:

$3,000,000

Overview

Olsson Industrial Electric was selected to expand and upgrade the power distribution system at the Seneca Sawmill facility located in Eugene, OR – a $3M project. Designed and built by Olsson, the power distribution expansion includes: the relocation and installation of new 12.47kV overhead to cable risers; new medium voltage circuits in ductbanks for existing vacuum fault interrupters and a new 15kV, 6-way padmount switch; installation of seven (7) substation transformers rated 1000kVA to 2000kVA; installation of new 15KV pad-mounted switchgear; and extensive 480V switchgear and switchboard installation.

One phase of the construction included the installation of a 2000/2300 KVA, Class I, 3-Phase, oil-immersed transformer. The transformer was tied into the existing system with the primary connected to 15KV switchgear and the 480V secondary feeding a new compressor/sorter/stacker line via switchgear. The transformer was installed in an active sawmill without any safety incidents or unintended process interruptions.

Scope

  • The installation of seven (7) Class 1, oil filled, transformers rated 1500kVA to 2000kVA
  • Relocation and installation of new 12.47kV overhead to cable risers
  • New medium voltage circuits in ductbanks for existing vacuum fault interrupters
  • Installation of a new 15kV, 6-way padmount switch
  • Installation of new 15KV pad-mounted switchgear
  • Extensive 480V switchgear and switchboard installation

Highlights

  • Designed and implemented temporary power solutions
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