August 8, 2012

CT's Burns & McDonnell awarded $956M NJ project

Wallingford energy project manager Burns & McDonnell International has been awarded a project management role on two Public Service Electric & Gas Co. projects totaling $956 million in New Jersey.

Burns will use 40 workers on the project, and the Wallingford office will provide support.

The company will provide coordinated management, planning and design services on behalf of PSE&G on two proposed large-scale electric transmission infrastructure improvements projects: The Southern Reinforcement Project and the Underground Transmission Initiative.

The reinforcement project is comprised of 16 miles of underground transmission lines, 9.4 miles of new overhead transmission lines, 12.4 miles of reconstructed transmission lines, and enhancements to 3 substations. The transmission initiative consists of 6 miles of new underground transmission line, various improvements at substation connections, as well as 14 reconstructing projects.

The two projects are designed to significantly improve long-term electric reliability in New Jersey, with a total estimated project cost of $956 million. Construction is anticipated to begin by the fourth quarter of 2012. Both projects should be completed by 2016.

Based out of Kansas City, Burns & McDonnell provides engineering, architecture, construction, environmental, and consulting services worldwide. The Northeast office is located in Wallingford at 108 Leigus Road.

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