TRC Companies, Inc.
(NYSE: TRR) today announced that it received a Project Merit Award from the Environmental Business Journal (EBJ) in the clean energy category. The award recognizes TRC’s work on the switchyard reliability upgrade at Seabrook Nuclear Power Station in New Hampshire and was presented to the Company on March 3, 2010 at an awards ceremony held in conjunction with EBJ’s annual Environmental Industry Summit.
“TRC is proud to be recognized by the EBJ for our work on the reliability upgrade project at Seabrook Station,” said Chris Vincze, Chairman and CEO of TRC. “This award acknowledges the importance of clean, reliable energy sources to a society concerned for the environment and confronted by rising energy demands and tightening supplies. Our experts remain dedicated to providing creative solutions that help our clients meet some of the biggest challenges facing the energy industry today.”
To ensure the continued reliability of the Seabrook Nuclear Power Station and the resources it produces, TRC is providing field and project management services, including engineering design and planning, construction management, commissioning and quality assurance related to the integration of a gas insulated substation (GIS).
The project is located inside the Protected Area of Seabrook Station, which presents unique challenges to work planning, construction sequencing, management of materials and labor, integration with station design, and work control processes. The GIS is enclosed inside an elevated steel structure, which was recently constructed directly over the existing equipment. Construction of the enclosure and new switchgear was completed without interruption to the plant, which successfully completed a record 511 days of continuous operation on October 1, 2009.
Phase I was completed in the fall of 2009. When all phases are complete, the upgrade project will have improved the reliability of five key transmission elements interconnected at Seabrook Station, to include three transmission lines, one generator step-up (GSU) transformer, and a reserve auxiliary transformer.