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Marigold Substation

DIS-TRAN Packaged Substations - Marigold Substation
  • DIS-TRAN Packaged Substations - Marigold Substation
  • DIS-TRAN Packaged Substations - Marigold Substation
  • DIS-TRAN Packaged Substations - Marigold Substation
  • DIS-TRAN Packaged Substations - Marigold Substation

We collapsed installation to just days with a tactic worth its weight in gold.

Our customer – a gold mine in northern Nevada – had upgraded its enormous power shovel and thus needed to update its 115/24.9kV substation. But with the remote site located deep in the Nevada desert, two hours from the nearest urban center, it was key to keep on-site construction to a bare minimum. By shipping pre-assembled, skid-mounted equipment, DIS-TRAN reduced installation time to days.

The client asked DIS-TRAN to produce the nine requested low-side distribution bays as assembled as possible at delivery. DIS-TRAN’s engineers mined their deep expertise and found a solution: dividing the equipment into three different sections, three bays apiece, and mounting each section onto skids for easy transport and installation. The skid-mounted assemblies were kept slim to slide onto standard trucks, split into top-and-bottom halves to undercut height restrictions, and still managed to meet performance specs perfectly.

The trucks arrived on-site Monday morning, and by noon on Tuesday, we had the complete low-side distribution section (all nine bays) sitting in place on their foundations. According to our customers – both the mine’s owner and their engineering firm – DIS-TRAN struck gold. We’ve since gone on to do more work for the same contacts from both companies.

The time savings in the field is substantial. It was less than a full week for that section of the substation to be ready to go, and theoretically we could have had the entire thing put up in an extended work day.

Alan Mobley, Project Manager