Palmetto Traction Power Substation
SCOPE OF WORK
The scope of services for this D/B Project was to provide Miami-Dade Transit (MDT) a new Traction Power Substation (TPSS) to both enhance current Metrorail operations performance and to support the new Metrorail vehicles. The TPSS is located on MDT property adjacent to the Palmetto Metrorail Station and will support all traction power requirements between the Palmetto and Okeechobee Stations. Two new dedicated 13.2 kV feeders from Florida Power and Light (FP&L) will be provided to power the new TPSS and also provide new redundant 408 V AC power to the Palmetto Metrorail Station by replacing the existing FP&L 25kV system. The project was delivered using the design-build method.
AGC Consulting Civil Engineering and General Contractors, Inc. was the General contractor for the shell construction of the sub-station located on 79th Avenue and NW 74th Street in Miami, Florida. The total cost of construction is $8.1 Millions. This new Substation will be stepping down FPL voltage from 13.2 kV to 480V to feed the existing passenger station as well as providing 750 V of DC power for the Metro Rail. AGC is in charge of the construction, Quality Control and Management of all subcontractors. AGC is directly responsible for all civil and structural construction, which includes pile foundation and trenching for the new duct bank. This contract employed over 40 laborers. Additionally, our sister company A&P Developed and provided 100% design drawings and specification in full compliance with the MDT Compendium of Design Criteria, the latest edition of building codes, life safety codes, fire regulations, zoning ordinances and other Governmental Rules that were applicable.