Mohawk Valley EDGE Substation
The completion of a new electrical substation will supply electricity to a new $1 billion state-of-the-art, highly-automated world’s-first silicon carbide wafer fabrication facility that is expected to draw more than 600 highly-skilled jobs to the region.
CLIENT: Mohawk Valley EDGE | LOCATION: Marcy, New York
The completion of a new electrical substation will help power economic development in Oneida County, New York, by supplying electricity to a new $1 billion state-of-the-art, highly-automated world’s-first silicon carbide wafer fabrication facility that is expected to draw more than 600 highly-skilled jobs to the region.
The new facility will be built in the town of Marcy, New York, under an agreement between Mohawk Valley EDGE (Economic Development Growth Enterprises Corporation) and CREE, Inc., an American manufacturer and marketer of lighting-class LEDs, lighting products and products for power and radio frequency applications.
CREE’s new facility will create more than 600 full-time highly-skilled technician and engineering positions at the Marcy Nanocenter on the SUNY Polytechnic Institute campus near Utica. Under the terms of the agreement, Mohawk Valley EDGE – which provides a coordinated economic development program designed to drive business investment in Oneida County – agreed to build the new electrical substation that would supply power to the planned facility.
To execute the project, Mohawk Valley EDGE turned to Black & Veatch for help.
“The successful execution of this project – which started as a transmission line extension and grew from there – is really a testament to the positive working experience and trust relationship between Black & Veatch and Mohawk Valley EDGE. We delivered the project on-time and on-budget, without any major challenges.”
— Bradford von Thaden, Black & Veatch Project Manager
The group hired Black & Veatch to provide engineering services on a 1.3-mile transmission line that would link National Grid’s Edic Road substation with the new substation built by the Fort Schuyler Management Corporation. Upon completion, MV Edge hired Black & Veatch directly, this time to perform the preliminary and detailed design for the new 115kV substation. Impressed with the company’s ability to execute, Mohawk Valley EDGE hired Black & Veatch one more time – this time to serve as procurement manager for major equipment and balance-of-plant.
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