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Static VAR Compensator Station Installation

Location:
Maine
Completed:
2016

Scope of Work

Cianbro constructed a Static VAR Compensator (SVC) Station including all above-grade construction with an aggressive project schedule, tight project footprint and minimal laydown area.

Project Details

  • Installed
    • Thyristors and cooling system
    • Battery system
    • Twelve (12) protection/control panels
    • Seven (7) 115 kV switches
    • Twelve (12) reactors of various types
    • Two (2) capacitor banks
    • Six (6) reactor resistors
    • One (1) 35 kV circuit breaker
    • Twenty (20) CCVT/CT/PTs
    • Nine (9) surge arrestors
    • Eighty-eight (88) insulators
    • Thirty-five (35) steel structures
    • 1,580 feet rigid bus, 1,600 feet flex bus, 50,000 feet cable and all necessary grounding and other incidental work

Lean, Innovative, and Unique Project Solutions

The project team worked together to overcome site constraints during the construction of the SVC station. The thyristor cooling system combined with the number of reactors, resistors and capacitors for this site exceeded the normal size and quantity for a site of this size.