Valmont Utility® Controlled Environment Construction (CEC): A Better Way to Build a Substation
Construction is the phase of substation development where your exposure is greatest for delays, budget overruns, missed deadlines and worker safety. By building substations indoors, you eliminate most of the exposure and unpredictability in the substation construction process.
Valmont Utility® Controlled Environment Construction (CEC) offers so much more than the benefits of simply moving on-site construction indoors. CEC substations from Valmont Utility are built the way substations should be, which includes:
- Proprietary jigs and fixtures engineered and built by Valmont offer more precise construction, while reducing waste and potential problems that could occur during field installation.
- Non-sequential, Simultaneous Construction - We optimize your substation construction schedule so that multiple phases of construction can take place simultaneously. This reduces construction time and saves money.
- 3D modeling, Augmented Reality and LIDAR scanning ensures a precise fit and the most efficient construction processes.
There’s no question that the ability to build substations indoors has changed how they will be built forever. The savings in cost and time, the increase in worker safety, improved construction quality and the creation of a more exact and robust substation are noteworthy. But where some simply moved outdoor construction inside, we saw the chance to deliver more.