Alcoa Substation Upgrade, Messena, NY
Since August of 2019 CDI’s Energy & Chemicals Division has been supporting Alcoa’s Power Generation Division (APGI) at their Knoxville, TN, and Massena, NY facilities. APGI provides the site power needs for their aluminum operations as well as other tenants at the respective sites. APGI required substation upgrades to the NY facility and in conjunction with their tenants, Hydro Quebec and National Grid, a project was funded to support the upgrades.
CDI’s Energy & Chemicals Division joined resources with CDI’s Infrastructure Division (L.R. Kimball) to support the power engineering and geotechnical aspects of this project. The project then required a construction partner which led us to bring in BHI Energy, an AE Industrial (AEI) Partner holding company. This is the first-ever project that has brought together these AEI business units to develop a design/build solution for a client!
The scheduled completion date is set for March 2021 and we have successfully kicked off the front-end engineering and geotechnical activities. In addition, our team continues to adhere to strict COVID-19 safety procedures required by both our company and our client.