Siemens Painted Post Transformer Upgrades

Upgraded Substation Supplies Supplementary Power to Facility

LaBella was selected to provide engineering services for the replacement of three existing medium-voltage transformers with larger 7-MVA units to re-feed the existing main switchgear for Siemens’ facility in Painted Post, New York.

Services provided by LaBella on this project, which were performed via a design-build approach in conjunction with efforts by RESA Power and Schuler Haas, include the following:

  • Engineering for new substations, including verification of the preliminary concept and development of the final design for distribution required for the new transformers
  • Engineering of grounding grid for the new transformer location and for any required repairs/upgrades to the existing grounding system if the ground test results indicate deficiencies
  • Develop conceptual layout for future equipment/gear in proposed area
  • Provide layout/details of distribution from existing overhead gear to the new transformer location and back to the main electrical room
  • Provide layout of new transformer area, including provisions for future switchgear, voltage taps/regulators
  • Engineering for new slab/pad details for the new transformers, including oil containment
  • Provide trench details for new distribution.
  • Coordinate with the project team for preliminary analysis and evaluate options for replacement of the main switchgear to be able to utilize the full capability.